Contempt in a sentence

10 example sentences for Contempt

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Contempt - Definition


»  the feeling of intense dislike and a lack of respect for someone/something


Use Contempt in a sentence


  • Because Abby came from a wealthy family, it was not surprising she looked at homeless people with contempt.

  • Sarah is a wonderful person who has never shown contempt for anyone.

  • After refusing to listen to the judge, the defendant was held in contempt of court and taken back to his jail cell.

  • Many of the city’s residents feel contempt for law enforcement because of the increasing accusations of officer misconduct.

  • The parents of the murder victim showed a great deal of contempt for their child’s killer.



  • Since Mrs. Stockton had treated everyone with contempt her whole life, no one attended her funeral.

  • John’s prejudice causes him to feel contempt for people who do not speak English.

  • Because he was bitten by a dog as a young child, Jake feels contempt for all dogs today.

  • My contempt for Helen makes it difficult for me to work with her!

  • The man showed his contempt for his country by burning the national flag.


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Contempt Synonyms


disrespect, dislike, scorn, disgust, disdain, loathing, shame


Contempt Antonyms


regard, approval, respect, honor, admiration


Related Forms


contemptible (adjective), contemptibly (adjective), contemptuous (adjective), contemptuously (adverb)


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