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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Disregard or despise for something or someone.

Usage examples (24)
  • This demonstrates a certain contempt for those he claims to prefer.
  • This procedure will earn the child a diploma in contempt for authority.
  • God's people, a name probably applied to them in contempt by the world.
  • The Jews accordingly, in contempt, call Him Tolvi, "the hanged one," and for more
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