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Definitions of contemn

  1. look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. To view or treat with contempt, as mean and despicable; to reject with disdain; to despise; to scorn. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. To scorn; to treat with contempt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To despise: to neglect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. CONTEMNER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To despise; disregard. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To despise; scorn. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To despise; to disregard. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To look upon as mean and despicable; to treat with scorn; to despise; to reject with disdain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. kon-tem', v.t. to despise: to neglect, to disregard.--n. CONTEM'NER. [Fr.,--L. contemn[)e]re, -temptum, to value little--con, inten., temn[)e]re, to slight.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  11. Despise, treat with disregard. Hence contemner n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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