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Dictionary definition for: Contempt

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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