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1. (n) lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt" "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
2. (n) a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
3. (n) open disrespect for a person or thing
4. (n) a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
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