Definition: scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
Definition: scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
Sentences Containing 'contempt'
``He answered with great contempt,`No.'''`She has some recent association with the number twelve?'
The expression of his face changed gradually from indignant contempt to a composed and steady gravity.
The idea of his returning no more Elizabeth treated with the utmost contempt.
and yet you can treat the mention of his misfortune with contempt and ridicule.''
You are determined to ruin him in the opinion of all his friends, and make him the contempt of the world.''
I was in such a glorified condition that all ignoble feelings departed out of me, and I was able to look down and pity the untraveled with a compassion that had hardly a trace of contempt in it.
Faria replied to this sarcasm with a glance of profound contempt.
``My dear friend,''said Lucien with an air of sovereign contempt,``do I ever read the papers?''
``Oh, your excellency,''returned Bertuccio in deep contempt.
Madame Danglars surveyed her husband with a look of withering contempt.
``Yes, I understand,''was the reply contained in his look; and this look expressed a feeling of strong indignation, mixed with profound contempt.
Noirtier looked at Villefort with an almost sublime expression of contempt and pride.
I rely on your friendship to assist me, Beauchamp, if contempt has not banished it from your heart.''
said Eugenie with sovereign contempt, smoothing her gloves out one upon the other.
Oh, merciful heavens, was I not accessory to his death by my supine insensibility, by my contempt for him, not remembering, or not willing to remember, that it was for my sake he had become a traitor and a perjurer?
The slightest degree of knowledge and application will enable him to do this, without exposing himself to contempt or derision, by saying any thing that is really foolish, absurd, or ridiculous.
The Roman scrutinises his faults with severity, but without the self-contempt which makes the Christian 'vile in his own sight.'
This, sirs, was the reason of words and expressions I made use of to this goat when I came up just now; for as she is a female I have a contempt for her, though she is the best in all my fold.
It certainly concerns all lovers of science not to expose themselves to the ridicule and contempt of the ignorant by their conclusions; and this seems the readiest solution of these difficulties.
I knew from the first, that, if I could not do my work as well as any of the rest, I could not hold myself above slight and contempt.
His supreme contempt for his own limbs, as he sat smoking, was one of the pleasantest oddities I have ever encountered.
So that, thinking I had seen enough, full of contempt and aversion, I got up, and pursued the beaten road, hoping it might direct me to the cabin of some Indian.
I found my terror gradually lessened, but my hatred and contempt seemed to increase.
We are forbidden at Highgate, to kiss the maid when we may kiss the mistress; why then will gentlemen descend so low, by too much familiarity with these creatures, to bring themselves into contempt?
In March 1637 Wheelwright was accused of contempt and sedition by the court, but was not sentenced.
She was charged with contempt and sedition and sentenced to banishment from the colony.
He has no friends, and has nothing but contempt for women, thinking of them as the embodiment of weakness.
In November, the striking teachers were charged individually with contempt of court.
He remembers taking on the personna of a French beatnik with a contempt for all things English.
Both the High Court and Court of Appeal judgments explored the rationale for the law against contempt of court and its relation with freedom of speech, and emphasized the importance of public confidence in the administration of justice which can be impugned by contempt of court.
Contempt of court by scandalizing the court, also known as "scandalizing contempt", may be defined as "act done or writing published calculated to bring a Court or a judge of the Court into contempt, or to lower his authority".
The power to punish for contempt of court is vested in the judiciary by virtue of section 7(1) of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act. While contempt of court is a criminal offence, applications for committal are made under Order 52 of the Rules of Court, which is a civil procedure.
The former is the concern of "sub judice" contempt – that is, contempt relating to a case that is currently under consideration by a court – while it is the latter that is concerned with scandalizing contempt.
Fair criticism was singled out as the only applicable defence available in the law of contempt.
The Court also noted that in "Hertzberg", the purposes of contempt and defamation law were distinguished: "the law of contempt ... is concerned with the protection of the administration of justice and is grounded in public interest, while the law of defamation is concerned with the protection of a private individual's reputation".
The Court further affirmed that scandalizing contempt was a public injury and not a private tort.
It felt that such an instance would involve a marginal case of contempt that might not merit the initiation of contempt proceedings in the first place.
One extreme is finding contempt where there is only a remote or fanciful possibility that public confidence in the administration of justice is undermined, while the other is finding contempt only in the most serious situations.
He is the only person to be sentenced for contempt by the Bangladesh Supreme Court.
Rahman is the only person ever sentenced for contempt by the Bangladesh Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court had a separate, pending charge for contempt for a May 10 article but withdrew it.
Demetrius appears to have showed his contempt for the lives of his soldiers by replying: "We don't have to find rations for the dead."
They were then charged with criminal contempt of court and led to the cells at Old City Hall.
The defendant complied, except for removing his sunglasses, for which he was fined for contempt of court.
The court refused to hold Alinghi in contempt.
Being in the lesser caste he was treated with disdain and contempt by those placed above him.
Among these four, Gottman considers contempt the most important of them all.
Throughout the years, he was arrested for traffic citations, DUI, possession of marijuana, and contempt of court.
Vinberg was a loyal Russian monarchist with an aristocratic contempt for the masses.
The recent events epitomised the Council's "fear and contempt" for the military.
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decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
knoll - little round hill; hillock
heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
cleft - N: split
breadth - width; extent
neologism - new or newly coined word or phrase
droop - bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive