• IPA: /kənˈtɛm/

contemn (contemns, present participle contemning; past and past participle contemned)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To disdain; to value at little or nothing; to treat or regard with contempt.
  2. (legal) To commit an offence of contempt, such as contempt of court; to unlawfully flout (e.g. a ruling).
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