VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

IV. MORAL AFFECTIONS

2. Moral sentiments

Contempt.

[Antonyms: respect.]

[Nouns] contempt, disdain, scorn, sovereign contempt; despisal, despiciency; despisement; vilipendency, contumely; slight, sneer, spurn, by-word; despect.

contemptuousness; scornful eye; smile of contempt; derision (disrespect) [more].

[State of being despised] despisedness.

[Verbs] despise, contemn, scorn, disdain, feel contempt for, view with a scornful eye; disregard, slight, not mind; pass by (neglect) [more].

look down upon; hold cheap, hold in contempt, hold in disrespect; think nothing of, think small beer of; make light of; underestimate [more]; esteem slightly, esteem of small or no account; take no account of, care nothing for; set no store by; not care a straw, sneeze at (unimportance) [more]; set at naught, laugh in one's sleeve, laugh up one's sleeve, snap one�s fingers at, shrug one's shoulders, turn up one's nose at, pooh-pooh, "damn with faint praise" [Pope]; whistle at, sneer at; curl up one's lip, toss the head, traiter de haut enbas; laugh at (be disrespectful) [more].

point the finger of scorn, hold up to scorn, laugh to scorn; scout, hoot, flout, hiss, scoff at.

turn one's back upon, turn a cold shoulder upon; tread upon, trample upon, trample under foot; spurn, kick; fling to the winds (repudiate) [more]; send away with a flea in the ear.

[Adjectives] contemptuous; disdainful, scornful; withering, contumelious, supercilious, cynical, haughty, bumptious, cavalier; derisive.

contemptible, despicable; pitiable; pitiful (unimportant) [more]; despised; downtrodden; unenvied.

[Adverbs] contemptuously.

[Interjections] a fig for (unimportant) [more]; bah! never mind! away with! hang it! fiddlededee!

[Phrases] "a dismal universal hiss, the sound of public scorn" [Paradise Lost]; "I had rather be a dog and bay the moon than such a Roman" [Julius Caesar].

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