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contempt
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1  —as in:
feels contempt towards her
Definition lack of respect — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • Familiarity breeds contempt.
contempt = lack of respect
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He was impolite. She pretended not to notice except that she treated him with contempt.
  • contempt = lack of respect
  • He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it.
    W. Somerset Maugham
  • Of all afflictions, the worst is self-contempt.
    Berthold Auerbach
  • Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
    Mark Twain
  • To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
    Albert Einstein
  • He looked down at me with a mixture of contempt and pity.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • contempt = disrespect
  • Snape looked back at him for a moment and then said contemptuously, "Surely even you could have worked that out by now, Potter?"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • contemptuously = disrespectfully
  • By the very tone of his question he revealed his contempt for us.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • contempt = lack of respect
  • If Gottman observes one or both partners in a marriage showing contempt toward the other, he considers it the single most important sign that the marriage is in trouble.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
contempt = lack of respect

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2  —as in:
held in contempt of court
Definition the crime of willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
  • The reporter refused to identify her source and the judge had her imprisoned for contempt of court.
contempt = the crime of not following the judges instructions
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The judge held her in contempt.
  • contempt = the crime of willful disobedience to, or disrespect for, the authority of a court or legislative body
  • [judge speaking:]  ...you come before me on contempt charges.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • contempt = the crime of willful disrespect for the authority of a court
  • This is contempt of the court, ...
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • contempt = a crime of willful disobedience
  • Once more, sir, and you will be cited for contempt.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • contempt = the crime of willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court
  • Miss Snell, this body is empowered to cite you for contempt if you refuse to answer on any other grounds than Constitutional ones.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • contempt = the crime of willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court
  • The judge told Minerva if she tried one more time, she would be in contempt, and the sentence and fine would be increased.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • contempt = the crime of willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court
  • Or be cited for contempt of this court.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • To Giles: You are under arrest in contempt of this court.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • GILES: This is a hearing; you cannot clap me for contempt of a hearing.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible

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