Definition of hold someone/something in contempt in English:

hold someone/something in contempt

Consider someone or something to be unworthy of respect or attention: the speed limit is held in contempt by many drivers
More example sentences
  • It's a matter of being willing to be aggressive against people who quite publicly hold you in contempt whether you agree with them or not.
  • They have come to the conclusion that they are going to be screwed regardless of which party is in power, and they prefer to be screwed by a group that doesn't appear to hold them in contempt.
  • Probably should have let him hold me in contempt, now that I think about it.
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