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Synonyms for contemptkənˈtɛmpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contempt, disdain, scorn, despite(noun)

    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

    "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"

    patronage, scorn, contempt, condescension, disdain, despite, disrespect

  2. contempt, disrespect(noun)

    a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous

    scorn, contempt, discourtesy, disdain, despite, disrespect

  3. contempt, scorn(noun)

    open disrespect for a person or thing

    scorn, contempt, disdain, despite, disrespect

  4. contempt(noun)

    a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body

    scorn, disdain, despite, disrespect

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contempt(n)

    abhorrence, antipathy, aversion, dislike, hatred, loathing, repugnance

    esteem, esteem, estimate, estimation, favor, regard, respect

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contempt(n.)

    disdain, scorn, mockery, derision, contumely, disregard, slight, mean opinion

  2. contempt(n.)

    shame, disgrace

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

disdain, disregard, scorn, defiance, disrespect, outrage, flouting, insult, derision

Translations for contempt

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • احتقار, ازدراءArabic
  • презрение, неуважение, пренебрежениеBulgarian
  • opovržení, přezírání, pohrdání, despekt, poníženíCzech
  • Mißachtung, Beamtenbeleidigung, Schande, Verachtung, BlamageGerman
  • deshonra, vergüenza, desdén, desacato, desprecio, desgraciaSpanish
  • kunniattomuus, ylenkatse, halveksintaFinnish
  • outrage, méprisFrench
  • בוזHebrew
  • fyrirlitning, óvirðingIcelandic
  • disprezzoItalian
  • 軽蔑, 侮辱, 侮蔑Japanese
  • പുച്‌ഛംMalayalam
  • minachting, verachtingDutch
  • foraktNorwegian
  • lekceważenie, pogarda, obrazaPolish
  • desdém, desprezo, desacato, contemptoPortuguese
  • презрение, неуважение, позор, пренебрежение, бесчестиеRussian
  • nadutost, prezir, prezrivost, nadmenostSerbo-Croatian
  • avsmak, förakt, missaktning, misshag, missnöjeSwedish
  • அவமதிப்புTamil
  • küçümsemekTurkish
  • nestümVolapük
  • 鄙視Chinese

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