Synonyms of contempt


1. contempt, disdain, scorn, despite, dislike

usage: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"

2. contempt, disrespect, discourtesy, rudeness

usage: a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous

3. contempt, scorn, disrespect, discourtesy

usage: open disrespect for a person or thing

4. contempt, disobedience, noncompliance

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

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