Synonyms for contempt

Synonyms for (noun) contempt

Synonyms: contempt

Definition: a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body

Similar words: disobedience, noncompliance

Definition: the failure to obey

Synonyms: disrespect, contempt

Definition: a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous

Similar words: rudeness, discourtesy

Definition: a manner that is rude and insulting

Synonyms: scorn, contempt

Definition: open disrespect for a person or thing

Similar words: discourtesy, disrespect

Definition: an expression of lack of respect

Synonyms: disdain, contempt, despite, scorn

Definition: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

Usage: he was held in contempt; the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary

Similar words: dislike

Definition: a feeling of aversion or antipathy

Usage: my dislike of him was instinctive

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