Part of speech: noun

The act of despising; disdain; scorn; disregard; disgrace; shame.

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Usage examples "contempt":

  1. I must own I like people who still can feel resentment, contempt, and so on. - "The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.
  2. David Sproat won the hatred and contempt of all the American prisoners who had anything to do with him. - "American Prisoners of the Revolution", Danske Dandridge.
  3. " A wash'us," repeated the captain, with contempt. - "Jeff Benson, or the Young Coastguardsman", R.M. Ballantyne.