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Definition of Contempt
ContemptContempt Con*tempt" (?; 215), n. [L. contemptus, fr.
contemnere: cf. OF. contempt. See Contemn.]
1. The act of contemning or despising; the feeling with which
one regards that which is esteemed mean, vile, or
worthless; disdain; scorn.
Criminal contempt of public feeling. --Macaulay.
Nothing, says Longinus, can be great, the contempt
of which is great. --Addison.
2. The state of being despised; disgrace; shame.
Contempt and begarry hangs upon thy back. --Shak.
3. An act or expression denoting contempt.
Little insults and contempts. --Spectator.
The contempt and anger of his lip. --Shak.
4. (Law) 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.
Note: Contempt is in some jurisdictions extended so as to
include publications reflecting injuriously on a court
of justice, or commenting unfairly on pending
proceedings; in other jurisdictions the courts are
prohibited by statute or by the constitution from thus
exercising this process.
Syn: Disdain; scorn; derision; mockery; contumely; neglect;
Meaning of Contempt from wikipedia
is a pattern
and behaviour, often toward
or group, but sometimes towards
an ideology, which
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of court, often referred
", is the offense
of being disobedient
to or disrespectful toward
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(French: Le Mépris) is a 1963 New Wave drama
by Jean-Luc Godard, based
on the 1954 Italian novel
- In Contempt
is a television
show on BET created
Kopp and starring Erica
Ash. BET ordered
straight-to-series. The series explores
is the act of obstructing
the work of the United States Congress
or one of its committees. Historically, the bribery
of a U.S. Senator...
of cop" is law enforcement jargon
in the United States
by people toward
law enforcement officers
that the officers perceive
- Time of Contempt
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in the Witcher
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- In countries
with a parliamentary system
of government, contempt
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is the first album
by ****emblage 23. In 1998, the Canadian label Gashed Records signed
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