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Contempt vs. Abhor

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Contemptnoun

(uncountable) The state or act of contemning; the feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn, disdain.

Abhorverb

(transitive) To regard with horror or detestation; to shrink back with shuddering from; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.

Contemptnoun

The state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace.

Abhorverb

To fill with horror or disgust.

Contemptnoun

(legal) Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body.

Abhorverb

(transitive) To turn aside or avoid; to keep away from; to reject.

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Contemptnoun

The act of contemning or despising; the feeling with which one regards that which is esteemed mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.

‘Criminal contempt of public feeling.’; ‘Nothing, says Longinus, can be great, the contempt of which is great.’;

Abhorverb

To protest against; to reject solemnly.

Contemptnoun

The state of being despised; disgrace; shame.

‘Contempt and begarry hangs upon thy back.’;

Abhorverb

To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; construed with from.

Contemptnoun

An act or expression denoting contempt.

‘Little insults and contempts.’; ‘The contempt and anger of his lip.’;

Abhorverb

Differ entirely from.

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Contemptnoun

Disobedience of the rules, orders, or process of a court of justice, or of rules or orders of a legislative body; disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent language or behavior in presence of a court, tending to disturb its proceedings, or impair the respect due to its authority.

Abhorverb

To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.

‘Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.’;

Contemptnoun

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike;

‘he was held in contempt’; ‘the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary’;

Abhorverb

To fill with horror or disgust.

‘It doth abhor me now I speak the word.’;

Contemptnoun

a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous

Abhorverb

To protest against; to reject solemnly.

‘I utterly abhor, yea, from my soulRefuse you for my judge.’;

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Contemptnoun

open disrespect for a person or thing

Abhorverb

To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; - with

‘Which is utterly abhorring from the end of all law.’;

Contemptnoun

a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body

Abhorverb

find repugnant;

‘I loathe that man’; ‘She abhors cats’;

Contemptnoun

the feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration

‘Pam stared at the girl with total contempt’; ‘it is no wonder journalists are held in such contempt’;

Contemptnoun

disregard for something that should be considered

‘this action displays an arrogant contempt for the wishes of the majority’;

Contemptnoun

the offence of being disobedient to or disrespectful of a court of law and its officers

‘when he was found to have lied to the House this was a contempt’;

Contempt

Contempt is a pattern of attitudes and behaviour, often towards an individual or group, but sometimes towards an ideology, which has the characteristics of disgust and anger.The word originated in 1393 in Old French contempt, contemps, from the Latin word contemptus meaning . It is the past participle of contemnere and from con- intensive prefix + temnere .

‘scorn’; ‘to slight, scorn’;

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