The feeling of despising
The disposition boldly to defy or resist authority or an opposing force
A feeling of scorn
A state of disgrace
He will be charged with contempt of court.
We were prepared for contempt proceedings at any of the hearings.
Her partiality for him increased as her contempt and hatred of Darnley became more confirmed.
They held a contempt for politicians.
He was a stuntman; but, he held a contempt of danger.