contemn contemn

Definition(s):

  • (v) look down on with disdain

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In the case of a pope as controversial as John Paul II, biographers are likely either to venerate him as the embodiment of Catholicism or contemn him as its corrupter.
  2. Sir Thomas and Henry Rex contemn and spar with boyish camaraderie, but in the end it comes down to a question of absolute power vs.
  3. It is time for the NYT and other responsible media to contemn the mocking as well as slash and slime tactics of the McCain campaign.
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