contempt

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contempt /kənˈtɛmpt/ noun
contempt
/kənˈtɛmpt/
noun
Learner's definition of CONTEMPT
: a feeling that someone or something is not worthy of any respect or approval
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[singular]
: a lack of respect for or fear of something that is usually respected or feared
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[noncount] law : speech or behavior that does not show proper respect to a court or judge

beneath contempt

: completely bad or worthless used to describe someone or something that is too bad to deserve any respect

familiarity breeds contempt

see familiarity
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