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Noun
The state, act or feeling of having disdain for someone or something
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“Professor Badia held great contempt for trophy hunters and rebuffed their efforts to hire his tracking skills.”
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The state or act of treating someone or something with disrespect or ridicule
“They then mocked his self-proclaimed kingship by bedecking him in royal apparel and treating him with contempt.”
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A state of disgrace or disrepute
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“I am eternally in a state of contempt for things I have done, doubt about those I am doing, and dread of those I have yet to undertake.”
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Disregard for something that should be considered
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“The statement showed contempt for the public education system, including its students, teachers and communities.”
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Open disrespect or willful disobedience, especially of a court of law or legislative body
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“The panel voted unanimously to recommend charging him with criminal contempt of Congress for defying its subpoena.”
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The subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
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The state or quality of being supercilious
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Rude and disrespectful behavior
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The act of disparaging or belittling
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A patronizing or condescending manner
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Violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred
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Feelings of doubt or apprehension about something
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A magical word or phrase uttered with the intention of bringing about harm or evil
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