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They are the poster children for evil at its core and as such, need to be treated with contempt.

Adult curfews are imposed, colors of clothing are not allowed, littering or being too loud in public could result in contempt of court.

In March, his attorney argued that MTS should be held in contempt for failing to comply with her subpoena and the city attorney’s office should be sanctioned for its failure to assist.

So let’s say you’re in a relationship with someone, and rather than being the contempt giver, you’re the contempt receiver.

You’d think it’d be better to have contempt for people you, you didn’t know.

“Internationally there has been a lot of horror and contempt for her actions, domestically very little,” he said.

Alastair Sim had jowls like melting candle wax, a snarl like a cornered cat and eyes cold with contempt.

Their pronouncements suggest that they hold those commitments in contempt.

Trierweiler claims that Hollande, a socialist, showed contempt for the poor, supposedly calling them “the toothless.”

The President and his party are making their contempt all too clear to white working-class voters.

It is then we make him our friend, which sets us above the envy and contempt of wicked men.

Her eyes were blazing with triumph, yet her lips curved with contempt at the attitude of her trembling father.

If he had cut her, he would have shown less contempt than in that stiff raising of the hat.

He threw into the last two words an indescribable sound of half-laughing contempt.

Lifted to the skies for an hour by popular adulation, he has been sunk into obscurity ever since by historic contempt.


On this page you'll find 110 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contempt, such as: antipathy, condescension, defiance, derision, disdain, and disregard.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.