Contemn meaning

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To view with contempt; despise.
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To treat or think of with contempt; scorn.
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To disdain; to value at little or nothing; to treat or regard with contempt.
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Origin of contemn

  • Middle English contempnen to slight from Latin contemnere com- intensive pref. com– temnere to despise
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French contemner, from Latin contemnere (“to scorn”). See also contempt.
    From Wiktionary