Complete Definition of "contempt"

English
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Etymology
From L. contemptus.

Pronunciation
IPA|/kənˈtempt/
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Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛmpt|-ɛmpt

Noun
en-noun

  1. uncountable The feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn.
  2. The state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace.
  3. law Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body.

Derived terms
contemptible
contemptuous

Translations
trans-top|uncountable: a feeling or attitude
Czech: opovržení n
Dutch: verachting f, minachting f
Finnish: halveksinta, ylenkatse
French: mépris m
German: Verachtung f
Hebrew: בוז (buz) m
Icelandic: fyrirlitning f
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Japanese: 軽蔑 (keibetsu)
Malayalam: പുച്‌ഛം (puchham)
Polish: pogarda f, lekceważenie n
Russian: презрение (pr'ezr'énije) n
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trans-top|a state of being despised or dishonored
Czech: opovržení n
Finnish: kunniattomuus
Icelandic: óvirðing f
Japanese: 軽蔑 (keibetsu)
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Polish: pogarda f, lekceważenie n
Russian: позор (pozór) m, бесчестие (b'esčéstije) n
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trans-top|law: open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority
Dutch: minachting f
Finnish: oikeuden halventaminen
Icelandic: óvirðing f
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Polish: lekceważenie n
Russian: неуважение (n'euvažénije) n
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ttbc|Ido: des-estimo
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