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|
=>!
contumely
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ slight
slight
sneer
spurn
by-word
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ despect
despect
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ contemptuousness
contemptuousness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ scornful eye
scornful eye
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ smile of contempt
smile of contempt
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ derision
derision
&c.(disrespect) 929
=>(State of being despised)
GRP: \\ N \\ State of being despised
Sgm: \\ N \\ State of being despised \\ despisedness
despisedness
PARAG:Contempt->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ despise
despise
contemn
scorn
disdain
feel contempt for
view with a scornful eye
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ disregard
disregard
slight
not mind
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ pass by
pass by
&c.(neglect) 460
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ look down upon
look down upon
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ hold cheap
hold cheap
hold in contempt
hold in disrespect
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ think nothing of
think nothing of
think small beer of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ make light of
make light of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ underestimate
underestimate
&c. 483
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ esteem slightly
esteem slightly
esteem of small or no account
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ take no account of
take no account of
care nothing for
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ set no store by
set no store by
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ not care a straw
not care a straw
sneeze at
&c.(unimportance) 643
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ set at naught
set at naught
laugh in one's sleeve
laugh up one's sleeve
snap one
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ s fingers at
s fingers at
shrug one's shoulders
turn up one's nose at
pooh-pooh
=>damn with faint praise
damn with faint praise
=>(Pope)
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ whistle at
whistle at
sneer at
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ curl up one's lip
curl up one's lip
toss the head
traiter de haut enbas
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ laugh at
laugh at
&c.(be disrespectful) 929
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ point the finger of scorn
point the finger of scorn
hold up to scorn
laugh to scorn
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ scout
scout
hoot
flout
hiss
scoff at
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ turn one's back upon
turn one's back upon
turn a cold shoulder upon
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ tread upon
tread upon
trample upon
trample under foot
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ spurn
spurn
kick
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ fling to the winds
fling to the winds
&c.(repudiate) 610
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ send away with a flea in the ear
send away with a flea in the ear
PARAG:Contempt->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ contemptuous
contemptuous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ disdainful
disdainful
scornful
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ withering
withering
contumelious
supercilious
cynical
haughty
bumptious
cavalier
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ derisive
derisive
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ contemptible
contemptible
despicable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ pitiable
pitiable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ pitiful
pitiful
&c.(unimportant) 643
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ despised
despised
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ downtrodden
downtrodden
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unenvied
unenvied
PARAG:Contempt->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ contemptuously
contemptuously
&c.->Adj.
PARAG:Contempt->Int
GRP: \\ Int \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ a fig for
a fig for
&c.(unimportant) 643
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ bah
bah
=>!
never mind
=>!
away with
=>!
hang it
=>!
fiddlededee
=>!

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • contempt — con·tempt /kən tempt/ n 1: willful disobedience or open disrespect of the orders, authority, or dignity of a court or judge acting in a judicial capacity by disruptive language or conduct or by failure to obey the court s orders; also: the… …   Law dictionary

  • Contempt — Con*tempt (k[o^]n*t[e^]mt ; 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   English terms dictionary

  • contempt — late 14c., from L. contemptus scorn, from pp. of contemnere to scorn, despise, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + *temnere to slight, scorn, of uncertain origin. Phrase contempt of court is attested from 19c., though the idea is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • contempt — [n1] disdain, disrespect antipathy, audacity, aversion, condescension, contumely, defiance, derision, despisal, despisement, despite, disesteem, disregard, distaste, hatred, indignity, malice, mockery, neglect, recalcitrance, repugnance, ridicule …   New thesaurus

  • contempt — [kən tempt′] n. [OFr < L contemptus, scorn, pp. of contemnere: see CONTEMN] 1. the feeling or attitude of one who looks down on somebody or something as being low, mean, or unworthy; scorn 2. the condition of being despised or scorned 3. the… …   English World dictionary

  • contempt — despite, disdain, scorn (see under DESPISE vb) Analogous words: abhorrence, detestation, loathing, hatred, hate (see under HATE vb): aversion, *antipathy: repugnance, distaste (see corresponding adjectives at REPUGNANT) Antonyms: respect… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • contempt — et mespris de justice, Iurisdictionis contemptus et legum ludibrium, B …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • contempt — /keuhn tempt /, n. 1. the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn. 2. the state of being despised; dishonor; disgrace. 3. Law. a. willful disobedience to or open disrespect for the rules or …   Universalium

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

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