Definition: an absence of respect noted by a sense of strong dislike
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonym(s): scorn, disregard
Antonym(s): approval, praise
1. It is hard for me to feel anything but contempt for a boss who constantly disrespects me.
2. When the political candidate makes rude sexual comments, he shows great contempt for women.
3. It’s obvious from the contempt in the man’s voice that he really dislikes his ex-wife.