- (uncountable) The feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn.
- The state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace.
- Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body.
Etymology: From contemptus.
- Dutch: minachting
- French: mépris
- German: Verachtung
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