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Synonyms for contempt
kənˈtɛmpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contempt, disdain, scorn, despite(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"

    Synonyms:
    patronage, scorn, condescension, disdain, despite, disrespect

  2. contempt, disrespect(noun)

    a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous

    Synonyms:
    scorn, discourtesy, disdain, despite, disrespect

  3. contempt, scorn(noun)

    open disrespect for a person or thing

    Synonyms:
    scorn, disdain, despite, disrespect

  4. contempt(noun)

    a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body

    Synonyms:
    scorn, disdain, despite, disrespect

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contempt(n)

    Synonyms:
    abhorrence, antipathy, aversion, dislike, hatred, loathing, repugnance

    Antonyms:
    esteem, esteem, estimate, estimation, favor, regard, respect

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contempt(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disdain, scorn, mockery, derision, contumely, disregard, slight, mean opinion

  2. contempt(n.)

    Synonyms:
    shame, disgrace

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contempt(n)

    Synonyms:
    disdain, scorn, contumely, derision, detestation, disgrace, reproach

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    disdain, disregard, scorn, defiance, disrespect, outrage, flouting, insult, derision

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2813despite
#13325hatred
#17209contempt
#17397dislike
#17766insult
#18414disregard
#20114outrage
#20514defiance
#26436patronage
#29456aversion
#31846loathing
#34727scorn
#36196disrespect
#37610disdain
#66496derision
#78152antipathy
#84637condescension
#103154abhorrence
#125223flouting
#143011repugnance
#246599discourtesy

How to use contempt in a sentence?

  1. Tony Perkins:

    Their contempt for Catholicism is palpable. they believe that people who want to live by their faith are backwater people.

  2. Miguel de Cervantes:

    I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Never ever hold anyone or someone in contempt i.e. never ever despise or disregard anyone, regardless of his or her colour, sex, race, religion, tribe or language. Because, the very person who you're despising or disregarding presently is most likely to rule over you someday e.g. Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Goodluck Jonathan among others.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    If you devote your life to the service of others with honesty and dedication, you must be ready to endure insults and contempt from those, you help.

  5. Victor Hugo:

    So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.


Translations for contempt

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • احتقار, ازدراءArabic
  • презрение, неуважение, пренебрежениеBulgarian
  • opovržení, přezírání, pohrdání, despekt, poníženíCzech
  • Mißachtung, Beamtenbeleidigung, Schande, Verachtung, BlamageGerman
  • deshonra, vergüenza, desdén, desacato, desprecio, desgraciaSpanish
  • تحقیرPersian
  • kunniattomuus, ylenkatse, halveksintaFinnish
  • outrage, méprisFrench
  • בוזHebrew
  • निंदाHindi
  • fyrirlitning, óvirðingIcelandic
  • disprezzoItalian
  • בוזHebrew
  • 軽蔑, 侮辱, 侮蔑Japanese
  • ತಿರಸ್ಕಾರKannada
  • പുച്‌ഛംMalayalam
  • minachting, verachtingDutch
  • foraktNorwegian
  • lekceważenie, pogarda, obrazaPolish
  • desdém, desprezo, desacato, contemptoPortuguese
  • презрение, неуважение, позор, пренебрежение, бесчестиеRussian
  • nadutost, prezir, prezrivost, nadmenostSerbo-Croatian
  • avsmak, förakt, missaktning, misshag, missnöjeSwedish
  • அவமதிப்புTamil
  • ดูถูกThai
  • küçümsemekTurkish
  • nestümVolapük
  • 鄙視Chinese

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