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Definition of Contempt


  1. The act of contemning or despising; the feeling with which one regards that which is esteemed mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.
  2. The state of being despised; disgrace; shame.
  3. An act or expression denoting contempt.
  4. Disobedience of the rules, orders, or process of a court of justice, or of rules or orders of a legislative body; disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent language or behavior in presence of a court, tending to disturb its proceedings, or impair the respect due to its authority.
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Contempt Translations

contempt in Danish is foragt
contempt in Dutch is verachting, minachting, schamperheid
contempt in German is Verachtung
contempt in Italian is vilipendi
contempt in Latin is contemptio, aspernatio
contempt in Norwegian is forakt
contempt in Spanish is menosprecio, desprecio