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Synonyms for contempt
kənˈtɛmpt

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contemptnoun

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contempt, disdain, scorn, despitenoun

    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, disrespectnoun

    a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous

    Synonyms:
    scorn, discourtesy, disdain, despite, disrespect

  3. contempt, scornnoun

    open disrespect for a person or thing

    Synonyms:
    scorn, disdain, despite, disrespect

  4. contemptnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    scorn, disdain, despite, disrespect

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contemptnoun

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

  2. contemptnoun

    Synonyms:
    shame, disgrace

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contemptnoun

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

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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. Jerrold Nadler:

    This was a very grave and momentous step that we were forced to take today to move a contempt citation against the attorney general of the United States. We did not relish doing this. But we had no choice.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    No human is beneath contempt. In other words, no human is utterly worthless or despicable. Yes! anyone who thinks or says otherwise is either a hater, bigot or racist. You can say I said so. -Emeasoba George

  3. 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.

  4. Lynn Malouf:

    Once again, Syria’s government has shown its utter contempt for international law by deploying illegal chemical weapons.

  5. Author Unknown:

    A patient going to a doctor for his first visit was asked, "And whom did you consult before coming to me?""Only the village druggist," was the answer."And what sort of foolish advice did that numbskull give you?" asked the doctor, his tone and manner denoting his contempt for the advice of the layman."Oh," replied his patient, with no malice aforethought, "he told me to come and see you."

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Translations for contempt

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  • 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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