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contempt British & World English

The feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration

contempt English Thesaurus

she was showing little but contempt for him

contempt of court in contempt British & World English

The offence of being disobedient to or disrespectful of a court of law and its officers

self-contempt British & World English

Contempt or loathing for oneself or one’s actions

beneath contempt British & World English

Utterly worthless or despicable

hold someone in contempt British & World English

Judge someone to have committed the offence of contempt of court

familiarity breeds contempt British & World English

Extensive knowledge of or close association with someone or something leads to a loss of respect for them or it

hold someone/thing in contempt British & World English

Consider someone or something to be unworthy of respect or attention

beneath contempt in contempt British & World English

Utterly worthless or despicable

hold someone in contempt in contempt British & World English

Judge someone to have committed the offence of contempt of court

hold someone/thing in contempt in contempt British & World English

Consider someone or something to be unworthy of respect or attention

familiarity breeds contempt in familiarity British & World English

Extensive knowledge of or close association with someone or something leads to a loss of respect for them or it


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