Definition of Contemn in English :

Define Contemn in English

Contemn meaning in English

Meaning of Contemn in English

Pronunciation of Contemn in English

Contemn pronunciation in English

Pronounce Contemn in English


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1. contemn, despise, disdain, scorn

look down on with disdain

Example Sentences:
'He despises the people he has to work for'
'The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of contemn
(transitive) formal
to treat or regard with contempt; scorn

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verb transitive
Chiefly Literary
to treat or think of with contempt; scorn

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tr.v. con·temned, con·temn·ing, con·temns
To view with contempt; despise. See Synonyms at despise.

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