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- contempt (n.)
- late 14c., from Latin contemptus "scorn," from past participle of contemnere "to scorn, despise," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + *temnere "to slight, scorn," which is of uncertain origin. Phrase contempt of court is attested from 19c., though the idea is several centuries older.
- 1. Mr. Kelly was sentenced to six months in prison for contempt.
- 2. In showing contempt for the heavyweight championship Douglas offended a stern code.
- 3. The attacker still stood there, watching her with silent contempt.
- 4. Anita envied her sister's amorality and contempt for public opinion.
- 5. I hope voters will treat his advice with the contempt it deserves.
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