contempt contempt  /kən ˈtɛmpt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
  2. (n) a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
  3. (n) open disrespect for a person or thing
  4. (n) a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body

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Usage(s):

  1. The House Judiciary Committee voted to seek contempt citations over the aides refusal to cooperate in an inquiry into the firing of federal prosecutors.
  2. In Housing Court, a contempt hearing in a long-running battle between tenants and the landlord at the landmark Windermere building was put off for a day.
  3. A former globe-trotting investment manager remains jailed on one of the longest-running charges of contempt.

News

  1. Spirit/Guide police reports June 9

    Abington Indirect criminal contempt … Robert Kiesel, 43, of Unity Street, Philadelphia, was charged with indirect criminal contempt after a victim reported that Kiesel called her from prison about 61 times April 5 at 8:30 p.m. while she had an active protection order against him, police said. The victim answered one call that came up unavailable on her caller ID and heard Kiesel screaming and ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Public Spirit & The Willow Grove Guide

  2. Police Log: Week of June 9

    Abington Indirect criminal contempt … Robert Kiesel, 43, of Unity Street, Philadelphia, was charged with indirect criminal contempt after a victim reported that Kiesel called her from prison about 61 times April 5 at 8:30 p.m. while she had an active protection order against him, police said. The victim answered one call that came up unavailable on her caller ID and heard Kiesel screaming and ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Times Chronicle & Glenside News & The Globe

  3. Men held in contempt of civil court could remain in court indefinitely

    Two Carteret County men, who were found in contempt of civil court, will remain in jail until they agree to tear down the homes they've lived in on the land they grew up on.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: News Channel 12 New Bern

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Quotes

  1. "The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law," said Pinter, known for his outspoken criticism of US foreign policy.
    on Dec 8, 2005 By: Harold Pinter Source: FOXNews

  2. "The hatred and contempt for men, women and children that was manifested in the Shoah was a crime against God and against humanity," Benedict told the visiting leaders, using the Hebrew term for the Holocaust. "This should be clear to...
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Stevens, who plans to retire this summer, added that "other groups may exclude or mistreat Jews, blacks and women — or those who do not share their contempt for Jews, blacks and women. A free society must tolerate such groups. It need not...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source: The Associated Press

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