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CONTEMN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does contemn mean? 

CONTEMN (verb)
  The verb CONTEMN has 1 sense:

1. look down on with disdain

  Familiarity information: CONTEMN used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTEMN (verb)


Sense 1contemn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Look down on with disdain

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

contemn; despise; disdain; scorn

Context examples:

He despises the people he has to work for / The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately

Hypernyms (to "contemn" is one way to...):

detest; hate (dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "contemn"):

look down on (regard with contempt)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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