contemn

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From Old French contemner, from Latin contemnere (to scorn). See also contempt.

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contemn (third-person singular simple present contemns, present participle contemning, simple past and past participle contemned)

  1. (archaic) To disdain; to value at little or nothing; to treat or regard with contempt.

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