HyperDic: contempt

English > 4 senses of the word contempt:
NOUNfeelingcontempt, disdain, scorn, despitelack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
attributecontempt, disrespecta manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
communicationcontempt, scornopen disrespect for a person or thing
actcontempta willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
contempt > pronunciation
Soundskahnteh'mpt
Rhymesattempt ... unkempt: 6 rhymes with ehmpt...
English > contempt: 4 senses > noun 1, feeling
Meaninglack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike.
Example"he was held in contempt"
Synonymsdisdain, scorn, despite
BroaderdislikeA feeling of aversion or antipathy
Spanishdesdén, desecho, desprecio, menosprecio, vilipendio
Catalandesdeny, menyspreança, menyspreu, vilipendi
Adjectivescontemptuousexpressing extreme / extreme contempt / contempt
English > contempt: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous.
Synonymdisrespect
Broaderdiscourtesy, rudenessA manner that is rude and insulting
Spanishdesdén, menosprecio
Catalandesconsideració, desdeny, menyspreu
Adjectivescontemptuousexpressing extreme / extreme contempt / contempt
English > contempt: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaningopen disrespect for a person or thing.
Synonymscorn
Narrowerfleercontempt expressed by mockery in looks or words
sneer, leerA facial expression of contempt or scorn
sneerA contemptuous or scornful remark
Broaderdisrespect, discourtesyAn expression / expression of lack of respect
Spanishdesdén
Catalanmenyspreu
Adjectivescontemptuousexpressing extreme / extreme contempt / contempt
English > contempt: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowercontempt of CongressDeliberate obstruction of the operation of the federal legislative branch
contempt of courtdisrespect for the rules of a court of law
Broaderdisobedience, noncomplianceThe failure to obey
Spanishdesacato
Catalandesacatament

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