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synonyms for contemn

  • disdain
  • hate
  • scorn
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antonyms for contemn

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  • admire
  • approve
  • like
  • love
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How to use contemn in a sentence

What we seriously object to and actively contemn—yea, bitterly denounce—is the nose of her.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
We covet superfluous things, when it were more honour for us if we would contemn necessary.
DISCOVERIES MADE UPON MEN AND MATTERBEN JONSON
To refuse "the reconciliation" is to contemn the death in which the Sinless One was made sin on our behalf.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
Crafty men contemn studies; simple men admire them; and wise men use them.
THE HISTORY, THEORY, AND PRACTICE OF ILLUMINATINGM. DIGBY WYATT
Wherefore we are asked two things—to contemn the Jew and accept the symphony as a manifestation of tremendous genius.
RICHARD WAGNERJOHN F. RUNCIMAN
The dregs and draffy part, disgrace and jealousie, I scorn thee; and contemn thee.Ru.
BEAUMONT & FLETCHER'S WORKS (8 OF 10)FRANCIS BEAUMONT
Such as stubbornly contemn all godly admonition and obstinately remain to their iniquity cannot be accounted amongst the faithful.
THE HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION OF RELIGION IN SCOTLANDJOHN KNOX
Leave it to miserable fools, to contemn the wisdom of the Most High.
A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY (VOLUME 1 OF 4)RICHARD BAXTER
I do not ask that you should pity these women with whom I have to deal, still less that you should contemn them.
SHE STANDS ACCUSEDVICTOR MACCLURE
Reward my temperance with some lawful favour, Though you contemn my person.
THE PLAYS OF PHILIP MASSINGERPHILIP MASSINGER
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