Synonyms of 'contemn'
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If you despise something or someone, you dislike them and have a very low opinion of them.
How I despised myself for my cowardice.
If you disdain someone or something, you regard them with disdain.
a political leader who disdained the compromises of politics
Thesaurus for contemn from the Collins English Thesaurus
to treat or regard with contempt ; scorn