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Alternative forms 
contempt (plural contempts)
- (uncountable) The state of contemning; the feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn, disdain.
- The state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace.
- (law) Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body.
Derived terms 
uncountable: a feeling or attitude
a state of being despised or dishonored
law: open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority
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