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con•tempt



Pronunciation: (kun-tempt'), [key]
n.
1. the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.
2. the state of being despised; dishonor; disgrace.
3. Law.
a. willful disobedience to or open disrespect for the rules or orders of a court (contempt' of court') or legislative body.
b. an act showing such disrespect.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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