◄ Contempt ►

1. (n.) The act of contemning or despising; the feeling with which one regards that which is esteemed mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.

2. (n.) The state of being despised; disgrace; shame.

3. (n.) An act or expression denoting contempt.

4. (n.) 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.

abhorrence abjuration abjurement affront antipathy arrogance aspersion atrocity audacity aversion bold front boldness brash bearing brashness brassiness bravado brazenfacedness brazenness brickbat bumptiousness cheekiness chucking chucking out cockiness contemptuousness contradiction contumacy contumely cut daring daringness declination declining defial defiance defying denial denigration deprecation depreciation derision despisal despising despite disapproval discard disclamation discommendation discounting discredit disdain disesteem disfavor disgust dishonor dismissal disownment disparagement dispraise disregard disrepute disrespectfulness distaste disvaluation dump enormity exception exclusion face of brass flippancy flout flouting freshness gibe hate hatred humiliation ignominy ignoring impertinence impudence indignity infamy injury insolence insult jeer jeering loathing mock mockery nonacceptance nonapproval nonconsideration odium offense opprobrium outrage passing by pertness put-down putting away putting out rebuff recalcitrance recantation refusal rejection renouncement repudiation repugnance repulse ridicule rudeness sauciness scoff scorn scouting scurrility shame spurning stubbornness taunt throwing out turning out uncomplimentary remark


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