contempt

  • 21contempt — con•tempt [[t]kənˈtɛmpt[/t]] n. 1) a feeling of disdain for anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; scorn 2) the state of being despised; disgrace 3) law willful disobedience to or open disrespect for the rules or orders of a court or… …

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  • 22contempt — A willful disregard or disobedience of a public authority. See also civil contempt common law contempt contempt of Congress contempt of court direct contempt …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 23contempt — A willful disregard or disobedience of a public authority. See also civil contempt common law contempt contempt of Congress contempt of court direct contempt …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 24contempt — n. 1 a feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration or worthless, or deserving scorn or extreme reproach. 2 the condition of being held in contempt. 3 (in full contempt of court) disobedience to or disrespect for a court of law and… …

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  • 25contempt — noun 1) she regarded him with contempt Syn: scorn, disdain, disrespect, scornfulness, contemptuousness, derision; disgust, loathing, hatred, abhorrence Ant: respect 2) he is guilty of contempt of court …

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  • 26contempt —   Ho owahāwahā, ho okae, konākonā, a ahuā.   Also: ho oūpē, kīkoni, helei, mahua, lauma ewa.   See helei2, buttocks.    ♦ Contempt of court, ho owahā wahā i ka aha, ho ohaunaele i nā aha ho okolokolo.    ♦ To stick out the tongue in contempt, ho… …

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  • 27contempt — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin contemptus, from contemnere Date: 14th century 1. a. the act of despising ; the state of mind of one who despises ; disdain b. lack of respect or reverence for …

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  • 28contempt — [kənˈtempt] noun [U] a feeling that someone or something is stupid, unimportant, or deserves no respect I have nothing but contempt for their ridiculous opinions.[/ex] …

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  • 29contempt — see familiarity breeds contempt …

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  • 30contempt — noun /kənˈtɛmpt/ a) The feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn. b) The state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace. See Also: contemn …

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  • 31contempt — Synonyms and related words: abhorrence, abjuration, abjurement, affront, antipathy, arrogance, aspersion, atrocity, audacity, aversion, bold front, boldness, brash bearing, brashness, brassiness, bravado, brazenfacedness, brazenness, brickbat,… …

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  • 32contempt — con·tempt || kÉ™n tempt n. scorn, disdain; disrespect (Law) …

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  • 33contempt. — abbr. contemptuous, ly …

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  • 34contempt — n. 1. Disdain, scorn, mockery, derision, contumely, disregard, slight, mean opinion. 2. Shame, disgrace, confusion …

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  • 35contempt — n 1. disdain, scorn, disregard, disrespect, mean or low opinion; disgust, loathing, abhorrence, revulsion, detestation; contemptuousness, haughtiness, arrogance, superciliousness, contumely. 2. dishonor, disgrace, shame, ignominy; humiliation,… …

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  • 36contempt — con·tempt …

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  • 37contempt — noun Syn: scorn, disdain, derision, disgust, disrespect Ant: respect …

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  • 38contempt — /kənˈtɛmpt / (say kuhn tempt) noun 1. the act of scorning or despising. 2. the feeling with which one regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless. 3. the state of being despised; dishonour; disgrace. 4. Law a. disobedience to, or open… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 39contempt — An exhibition of scorn or disrespect toward a court or legislative body …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 40Contempt of court — is a court order which, in the context of a court trial or hearing, declares a person or organization to have disobeyed or been disrespectful of the court s authority. Often referred to simply as contempt, such as a person held in contempt, it is …

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