Definitions For Contempt


  • A willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
  • A manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
  • Open disrespect for a person or thing
  • Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
  • A feeling that someone or something is not worthy of any respect or approval
  • A lack of respect for or fear of something that is usually respected or feared
  • Speech or behavior that does not show proper respect to a court or judge

Is Contempt a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Contempt is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 18 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Contempt in a Sentence

  • He feels that wealthy people view him with contempt because he is poor.
  • He spoke with contempt in his voice.
  • She has displayed a profound contempt for her opponents.

Synonyms for Contempt

Antonyms for Contempt

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