Contemn

Definition of Contemn

Con`temn´   Pronunciation: kǒn`tĕm´
v. t.1.To view or treat with contempt, as mean and despicable; to reject with disdain; to despise; to scorn.
[imp. & p. p. Contemned (-tĕmd); p. pr. & vb. n. Contemning (-tĕm"nĭng or -tĕm"ĭng).]
Thy pompous delicacies I contemn.
- Milton.
One who contemned divine and human laws.
- Dryden.

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abhor, abjure, be above, be contemptuous of, brush aside, care nothing for, chuck, chuck out, contradict, decline, deny, deride, despise, disapprove, discard, disclaim, discount, disdain, dismiss, disown, disparage, disprize, disregard, dump on, except, exclude, feel contempt for, feel superior to, forswear, hold beneath one, hold cheap, hold in contempt, ignore, insult, look down upon, misprize, pass by, pass up, push aside, put down, rank low, rebuff, recant, refuse, refuse to consider, reject, renounce, repel, repudiate, repulse, ridicule, scorn, scout, set at naught, shove away, sneer at, sneeze at, sniff at, snort at, spurn, think nothing of, throw away, throw out, turn away, turn out, waive
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