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The expression of such an attitude in behavior or speech; derision:
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  1. The expression of such an attitude in behavior or speech; derision:
  2. Expression of this in words or manner
  3. Contempt or disdain felt toward a person or object considered despicable or unworthy:
(Uncountable) A feeling of contempt or scorn.
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  1. (Uncountable) A feeling of contempt or scorn.
  2. A feeling or show of contempt and aloofness; scorn.
  3. The feeling, attitude, or expression of disdaining; aloof contempt or scorn
(Rare) A person or thing derided
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  1. (Rare) A person or thing derided
  2. The act of ridiculing or laughing at someone or something.
  3. A state of being derided:
A deliberate discourtesy; a snub:
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  1. A deliberate discourtesy; a snub:
  2. The act of slighting; a deliberate act of neglect or discourtesy.
  3. A slighting or being slighted by pointedly indifferent, disrespectful, or supercilious treatment
A painful feeling of having lost the respect of others because of the improper behavior, incompetence, etc. of oneself or of someone that one is close to or associated with
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  1. A painful feeling of having lost the respect of others because of the improper behavior, incompetence, etc. of oneself or of someone that one is close to or associated with
  2. A painful emotion caused by the awareness of having done something wrong or foolish:
  3. Respect for propriety or morality:
Failure to pay or refusal to accept a note, a bill, or another commercial obligation.
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  1. Failure to pay or refusal to accept a note, a bill, or another commercial obligation.
  2. A person, thing, or action that brings dishonor; discredit
  3. The condition of having lost honor or good repute.
A spot on the skin, esp. one that bleeds as the result of certain nervous tensions
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  1. A spot on the skin, esp. one that bleeds as the result of certain nervous tensions
  2. (Christianity) Bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain corresponding in location to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus, believed to be given as divine recognition of devotion.
  3. Something that detracts from the character or reputation of a person, group, etc.; mark of disgrace or reproach
A contemptuous act; insult; injury
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  1. A contemptuous act; insult; injury
  2. (Archaic) Contempt; scorn
  3. Malice; spite
(Uncountable) A feeling of contempt or scorn.
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  1. (Uncountable) A feeling of contempt or scorn.
  2. The feeling, attitude, or expression of disdaining; aloof contempt or scorn
  3. A feeling or show of contempt and aloofness; scorn.
Expression of this in words or manner
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  1. Expression of this in words or manner
  2. (Archaic) One spoken of or treated with contempt.
  3. Contempt or disdain felt toward a person or object considered despicable or unworthy:
Stubborn refusal to submit to authority, esp. that of a law court; insubordination; disobedience
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  1. Stubborn refusal to submit to authority, esp. that of a law court; insubordination; disobedience
  2. Obstinate or contemptuous resistance to authority; stubborn rebelliousness.
  3. The willful disobedience of a court’s direction, order, or summons or any other disrespectful or disruptive conduct that would justify a finding of contempt. The willful disobedience of a court’s direction, order, or summons or any other disrespectful or disruptive conduct that would justify a finding of contempt.
A challenge
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  1. A challenge
  2. The feeling, or spirit of being defiant.
  3. The act or an example of defying; bold resistance to an opposing force or authority.
A contemptuous act; insult; injury
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  1. A contemptuous act; insult; injury
  2. Contemptuous defiance or disregard.
  3. Malice; spite
Find another word for contempt. In this page you can discover 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for contempt, like: scorn, disdain, derision, slight, shame, dishonor, stigma, hatred, ridicule, disgrace and despisal.