Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun contempt

4 senses of contempt

Sense 1
contempt, disdain, scorn, despite -- (lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary")
       => dislike -- (a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive")

Sense 2
contempt, disrespect -- (a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous)
       => discourtesy, rudeness -- (a manner that is rude and insulting)

Sense 3
contempt, scorn -- (open disrespect for a person or thing)
       => disrespect, discourtesy -- (an expression of lack of respect)

Sense 4
contempt -- (a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body)
       => disobedience, noncompliance -- (the failure to obey)

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