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  • To regard with contempt.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Con*temn" (k&obreve;n*t&ebreve;m"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contemned (- t&ebreve;md); p. pr. & vb. n. Contemning (-t&ebreve;m"n&ibreve;ng or -t&ebreve;m"&ibreve;ng).] [L. contemnere, -temptum; con- + temnere to slight, despise: cf. OF. contemner.] To view or treat with contempt, as mean and despicable; to reject with disdain; to despise; to scorn.

Thy pompous delicacies I contemn.
Milton.

One who contemned divine and human laws.
Dryden.

Syn. -- To despise; scorn; disdain; spurn; slight; neglect; underrate; overlook. -- To Contemn, Despise, Scorn, Disdain. Contemn is the generic term, and is applied especially to objects, qualities, etc., which are deemed contemptible, and but rarely to individuals; to despise is to regard or treat as mean, unbecoming, or worthless; to scorn is stronger, expressing a quick, indignant contempt; disdain is still stronger, denoting either unwarrantable pride and haughtiness or an abhorrence of what is base.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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