Contempt Synonyms and Antonyms

kən-tĕmpt'

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Synonyms for Contempt

An expression of blame or disapproval; a rebuke:
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The act of refusing or failing to pay a check, draft, bill of exchange, etc.
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(Uncountable) Contempt or disdain.
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Feeling or expressing disdain; scornful and aloof
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A feeling or show of contempt and aloofness; scorn.
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A painful emotion caused by the awareness of having done something wrong or foolish:
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The definition of contemptible is someone or something worthy of hatred or intense dislike.
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(Rare) A person or thing derided
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A slighting or being slighted by pointedly indifferent, disrespectful, or supercilious treatment
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Manifesting or feeling contempt; scornful.
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(Archaic, literary) Rudely contemptuous; showing contumely; insolent or disdainful.
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Deserving or provoking derision or ridicule.
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Deserving of contempt or scorn; vile.
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Displaying hubris (as a personality characteristic)
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Arousing or deserving of pity or compassion; lamentable.
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(Archaic) Scurrilous.
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Given to the use of vulgar, coarse, or abusive language.
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The definition of scurvy is an offensive or mean person.
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(Informal) Lofty in manner; haughty; pompous
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Stubborn refusal to submit to authority, esp. that of a law court; insubordination; disobedience
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An instance of this; scornful insult
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A making seem less important; disparagement
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A detested person or thing
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Disdainful pride; haughtiness; snobbery
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Excessive pride, presumption or arrogance (originally toward the gods).
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Anger aroused by something perceived as unjust, mean, or unworthy.
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(Law) The criminal offense of concealing, or neglecting to report or prevent, a felony or act of treason one had knowledge of but did not participate in:
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Mockery is ridicule or jokes at someone's expense, or imitating something in order to be funny, or a disappointing action.
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Hatred; dislike; as, his conduct brought him into odium, or, brought odium upon him.
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A bald head or a baldheaded man
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A scornful facial expression characterized by a slight raising of one corner of the upper lip.
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To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor.
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To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
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To lessen the price or value of:
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To despise or hold in contempt; to undervalue. [from 15th c.]
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Contemptuous defiance or disregard.
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The act or an example of defying; bold resistance to an opposing force or authority.
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(Archaic) blame; censure; reproach
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Stigma is defined as a mark on a plant or animal.
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The definition of haughty is an arrogant person.
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To deride is defined as to laugh at or make fun of someone or something.
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To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
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The state of being recalcitrant.
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Antonyms for Contempt

A feeling of kindness or concern by God or a god toward humans.
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The sense of wonder, delight, and pleased approval inspired by anything fine, skillful, beautiful, etc.
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Careful thought or attention; heed:
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Due regard for something considered important or authoritative:
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The definition of affection is love, or a fond attachment for something or something.
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An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing, or event meets requirements.
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Something written in endorsing
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A consideration, influence, or principle that dictates an ethical choice.
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The act of approving; an assenting to the propriety of a thing with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; approval, sanction, commendation or official recognition
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Words Related to Contempt

Strong dislike or ill will; hate
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(Archaic) An absurdity
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The definition of a disgrace is a loss of respect or a public dishonor.
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