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American English: /kənˈtɛm(p)t/
British English: /kənˈtɛm(p)t/

Translation of contempt in Spanish:


  • 1 (scorn) he felt nothing but contempt for them
    no sentía más que desprecio or desdén por ellos
    he treated her with contempt
    la trataba con desprecio or desdén
    to hold something/somebody in contempt
    despreciar or desdeñar algo/a alguien
    to be beneath contempt
    ser despreciable or deleznable
    Example sentences
    • Most Britons greeted this fraud with the scorn and contempt it deserves.
    • Just another scenario where caring for someone close to me gets me nothing by contempt, scorn and hate in return.
    • Later, I decided that I deserved his contempt, and I hated myself for what I had written.
    Example sentences
    • It observes that the disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts that have outraged the conscience of mankind.
    • Aquinas believed good law must be enforceable, otherwise it would be disregarded and risk causing contempt for all laws.
    • Demands for respect while showing contempt for the religions and cultures of others has denied them any empathy for their perceived grievances.
  • 2contempt (of court) (Law)
    desacato (masculine) al tribunal
    he was in contempt of court
    había cometido desacato al tribunal
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