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  • 1 hold in contempt — ► hold in contempt despise. Main Entry: ↑contempt …

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  • 2 hold in contempt — To despise • • • Main Entry: ↑contempt …

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  • 3 hold in contempt — index condescend (patronize), contemn, decry, disdain, flout, ignore, misprize, reject …

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  • 4 hold in contempt — Synonyms and related words: be above, be contemptuous of, belittle, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, care nothing for, contemn, cry down, dare, debase, decry, degrade, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, deride, derogate from, despise,… …

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  • 5 hold in contempt — despise, scorn; be charged with the deliberate obstruction of a court s proceedings by refusing to obey a court order or by interfering with court procedures …

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  • 6 hold in contempt of court — find someone guilty of disrespecting the court house …

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  • 7 contempt — ► NOUN 1) the feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration. 2) (also contempt of court) the offence of being disobedient to or disrespectful of a court of law. ● beneath contempt Cf. ↑beneath contempt ● hold in contempt… …

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  • 8 hold up to scorn — I verb belittle, condemn, deride, disdain, disesteem, disparage, feel contempt for, flout, hold in contempt, hold in derision, hold up to obloquy, insult, jape, jeer, laugh at, mock, rail at, revile, ridicule, scoff, scorn, slight, sneer at,… …

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  • 9 Contempt — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Contempt >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 contempt contempt disdain scorn sovereign contempt Sgm: N 1 despisal despisal despiciency Sgm: N 1 despisement despisement Sgm: N 1 vilipendency| vilipendency| …

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  • 10 contempt — n. scorn 1) to demonstrate, display, show contempt for 2) bitter, deep, profound, total, unmitigated, utter contempt 3) contempt for 4) beneath contempt disrespect (legal) 5) to hold in contempt (to hold smb. in contempt of court) ( to accuse smb …

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  • 11 contempt — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Feeling of disdain Nouns 1. contempt, contemptuousness, disdain, scorn, despisal, contumely; detraction, disapprobation; derision, disrespect; defiance; arrogance (see insolence); ridicule, mockery; hoot …

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  • 12 hold cheap — Synonyms and related words: be above, be contemptuous of, care nothing for, contemn, deride, despise, disdain, disparage, disprize, dump on, feel contempt for, feel superior to, hold beneath one, hold in contempt, insult, look down upon, misprize …

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  • 13 contempt — 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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  • 14 contempt of court — noun 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 courts authority. See Also: contempt of Congress, contempt of Parliament, hold in contempt …

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  • 15 Contempt 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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  • 16 Contempt — Disdain redirects here. For other uses, see Disdain (disambiguation). For the legal term, see Contempt of court. For other uses of Contempt, see Contempt (disambiguation). Contempt is an intensely negative emotion regarding a person or group of… …

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  • 17 contempt — [[t]kənte̱mpt[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N for n If you have contempt for someone or something, you have no respect for them or think that they are unimportant. He has contempt for those beyond his immediate family circle... I hope voters will treat… …

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  • 18 contempt — noun 1》 the feeling that someone or something is worthless or beneath consideration. 2》 (also contempt of court) the offence of being disobedient to or disrespectful of a court of law. Phrases beneath contempt utterly worthless or despicable.… …

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  • 19 contempt — noun 1 lack of respect ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, deep, great, open, outright, pure, utter, withering ▪ cold …

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  • 20 contempt — con|tempt [ kən tempt ] noun uncount * 1. ) a feeling that someone or something is unimportant and deserves no respect: contempt for: I have nothing but contempt for their ridiculous opinions. with contempt: She regarded the tabloid press with… …

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