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Noun
/kənˈtem(p)t/,
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contempts, plural;
  1. The feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn
    • - he showed his contempt for his job by doing it very badly
  2. Disregard for something that should be taken into account
    • - this action displays an arrogant contempt for the wishes of the majority
  3. The offense of being disobedient to or disrespectful of a court of law and its officers
    • - several unions were held to be in contempt and were fined
  4. The offense of being similarly disobedient to or disrespectful of the lawful operation of a legislative body (e.g., its investigations)


  1. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
  2. a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
  3. open disrespect for a person or thing
  4. a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
  5. Contempt is an intense feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless—it is similar to scorn. It is also used when people are being sarcastic. ...
  6. Contempt is the first album by Assemblage 23. In 1998, the Canadian label, Gashed Records signed Assemblage 23 and released their first album, Contempt in 1999. Shortly after it was re-released by Metropolis Records.
  7. Contempt (Le Mépris) is a 1963 film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, based on the Italian novel Il disprezzo (1954) by Alberto Moravia. It stars Brigitte Bardot.
  8. To dream of being in contempt of court, denotes that you have committed business or social indiscretion and that it is unmerited. To dream that you are held in contempt by others, you will succeed in winning their highest regard, and will find yourself prosperous and happy. ...
  9. A court ruling that a person has violated a written order. A finding of Contempt can result in a fine, a jail sentence or both.
  10. A civil contempt of court generally arises from a willful failure to comply with an order of court such as a failure to pay child support as contrasted with criminal contempt which consists generally of unacceptable conduct in the presence of the court. ...
  11. an emotion resulting from perceived superiority, often expressed as an insult
  12. The condition of refusing to honor and obey the court's rules and orders. Penalties for contempt range from a simple fine to continuous imprisonment until the contempt is cured. ...
  13. a charge issued by the court for conduct that defies the authority of the court, usually failing to pay a fine or court costs. It is punishable by fine or jail time.
  14. Disobeying a court order when the person has the ability to comply.
  15. An act or omission that obstructs the orderly administration of justice or impairs the dignity, respect, or authority of the court. May be demonstrated in behavior which shows intentional disregard of or disobedience of a court order both of which may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.
  16. method of enforcing a judge’s order. A person held in "contempt" of the court may be incarcerated.
  17. This is when a party in an action does not do what the court tells them to do. It has to be intentional. In other words, if someone is unable to do what the court told them to do it is not contempt.
  18. Failure to follow a court order. One side can request that the court determine that the other side is in contempt and punish him or her.
  19. Willful violation of a court order. This can result in jail time and/or a fine.
  20. the feeling of a prudent man for an enemy who is too formidable to be opposed.
  21. A willful disregard or disobedience of a public authority. A Motion to Show Cause, commonly called a contempt action, is a civil action filed in court when a person who has been ordered by the court to do something fails to follow the court's order. ...
  22. An attitude to something which one despises or sees as worthless or vile.
  23. The civil power of a court to punish (quasi-criminal) wrongdoing.
  24. When doing something or not doing (or saying) something prevents justice from being had or hurts the honor, respect, or authority of the court. This includes ignoring or disobeying a court order on purpose. Punishment can be a fine or jail.
  25. The court determines that a youth disobeyed or did not follow the court’s order. The youth can be placed in secure detention from five to fifteen days for each offense.