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contempt

con·tempt

contempt

 
pronunciation:
kn tempt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the feeling or expression of angry disgust at something wicked, mean, or not worthy.
His teacher has contempt for people who cheat.
synonyms:
scorn
antonyms:
admiration, esteem, honor, respect
similar words:
disgust
definition 2: the state of being scorned or despised; disgrace.
The rich nobles held the poor in contempt.
synonyms:
disgrace
similar words:
disfavor, dishonor, shame
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