contemn definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to see with contempt; despise. See Synonyms at despise.
    • to see or treat with contempt, as mean and despicable; to decline with disdain; to despise; to scorn.
  • verb:
    • To disdain; to price at little or absolutely nothing; to treat or consider with contempt.
    • look down upon with disdain
  • others:
    • To consider and treat as contemptible and despicable; despise; scorn.
    • To slight or disregard; neglect as unworthy of respect; reject with disdain.
    • Synonyms Disdain, Despise, an such like. (see scorn); look down upon, spurn.

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