contemnible

contemn

[kuhn-tem]
verb (used with object)
to treat or regard with disdain, scorn, or contempt.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English contempnen (< Middle French) < Latin contemnere to despise, scorn, equivalent to con- con- + temnere to slight; see contempt

contemner [kuhn-tem-er, -tem-ner] , contemnor [kuhn-tem-ner] , noun
contemnible [kuhn-tem-nuh-buhl] , adjective
contemnibly, adverb
contemningly, adverb
precontemn, verb (used with object)
uncontemned, adjective
uncontemning, adjective
uncontemningly, adverb

condemn, contemn.


scorn, disdain, despise.
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contemn (kənˈtɛm)
 
vb
formal (tr) to treat or regard with contempt; scorn
 
[C15: from Latin contemnere, from temnere to slight]
 
contemner
 
n
 
contemnible
 
adj
 
con'temnibly
 
adv

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contemn
mid-15c., from O.Fr. contemner (15c.), from L. contemnere (see contempt).
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