Associations to the word «Contempt»

Wiktionary

CONTEMPT, noun. (uncountable) The state or act of contemning; the feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn, disdain.
CONTEMPT, noun. The state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace.
CONTEMPT, noun. (legal) Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body.
CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS, noun. The act of obstructing the work of the United States Congress or one of its committees.
CONTEMPT OF COP, noun. (US) (colloquial) disrespect shown to a police officer
CONTEMPT OF COURT, noun. (legal) (uncountable) Open disrespect for or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body, typically punishable by such sanctions as a fine or incarceration.
CONTEMPT OF COURT, noun. (legal) (countable) A particular act of open disrespect for or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law.
CONTEMPT OF COURT, noun. (legal) (countable) A court order which, in the context of a court trial or hearing, declares a person or organization to have disobeyed or been disrespectful of the court's authority.
CONTEMPT OF PARLIAMENT, noun. The offence of obstructing a parliament in the carrying out of its functions, or of hindering any Member of Parliament in the performance of his or her duties.

Dictionary definition

CONTEMPT, noun. Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary".
CONTEMPT, noun. A manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous.
CONTEMPT, noun. Open disrespect for a person or thing.
CONTEMPT, noun. A willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body.

Wise words

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C. S. Lewis