What does the word contempt mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Danske Dandridge
  3. " A wash'us," repeated the captain, with contempt. – Jeff Benson, or the Young Coastguardsman by R.M. Ballantyne