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Definitions of contempt:
  • noun:   a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
  • noun:   a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
  • noun:   open disrespect for a person or thing
  • noun:   lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    Example: "He was held in contempt"

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