Definition of Contemning. Meaning of Contemning. Synonyms of Contemning

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Definition of Contemning

Contemning
Contemn Con*temn" (k[o^]n*t[e^]m"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contemned (-t[e^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Contemning (-t[e^]m"n[i^]ng or -t[e^]m"[i^]ng).] [L. contemnere, -temptum; con- + temnere to slight, despise: cf. OF. contemner.] To view or treat with contempt, as mean and despicable; to reject with disdain; to despise; to scorn. Thy pompous delicacies I contemn. --Milton. One who contemned divine and human laws. --Dryden. Syn: To despise; scorn; disdain; spurn; slight; neglect; underrate; overlook. Usage: To Contemn, Despise, Scorn, Disdain. Contemn is the generic term, and is applied especially to objects, qualities, etc., which are deemed contemptible, and but rarely to individuals; to despise is to regard or treat as mean, unbecoming, or worthless; to scorn is stronger, expressing a quick, indignant contempt; disdain is still stronger, denoting either unwarrantable pride and haughtiness or an abhorrence of what is base.

Meaning of Contemning from wikipedia

- Contempt is a pattern of attitudes and behaviour, often toward an individual or group, but sometimes towards an ideology, which has the characteristics...
- contained in the old Latin vulgate edition; and knowingly and deliberately contemn the traditions aforesaid; let him be anathema. — Decretum de Canonicis...
- Perverted Writings of Homer & Ovid: of Plato & Cicero, which all Men ought to contemn: ..." Blake's poem And did those feet in ancient time, Walk upon Englands...
- Plutarch, Moralia. Gr**** and Roman Parallel Stories "The Athenians, however, contemning the barbarian host, sent out nine thousand men, and appointed as generals...
- since hope is gone. Hark! you shadows that in darkness dwell, Learn to contemn light Happy, happy they that in **** Feel not the world's despite. Lines...
- tomogram, tomography, trichotomous, trichotomy temn-, tempt-  – Latin temnere contemn, contemnible, contempt, contemptible, contumacious, contumacy, contumelious...
- scion Of Summer's cir****spect. Had Nature any supple Face Or could she one contemn — Had Nature an Apostate — That Mushroom — it is Him! From Emily ****inson's...
- Penitentiary of Theodore of Canterbury we find penalties imposed on those who contemn the Sunday. According to a work written by Regino, Abbot of Prüm (d. 915)...
- original. It has also been suggested that the word "condemn" should be "contemn". "Condemn" was used when the poem was first printed in The Times on 21...
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