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Synonyms for contemn

to regard with utter contempt and disdain

Synonyms for contemn

look down on with disdain

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In Henry Nevil Payne's, The Fatal Jealousy (1672), Jasper, played by Sandford, says "what a devil ayles my face, that she Contemns me thus?
Histamine constitutes little component, having molecule weight contemns that comprise of ring imidazol and etilamin's chain flank.
Usually it is the prescriptivists who grow moralistic about language, but Henry Hitchings frequently takes out his own moral trumpet in The Language Wars in the hope of blowing away the strict prescriptions he contemns.
From here Hailio contemns firefighters who he claims actually cared about saving lives at one time but now are out for nothing more than money; Reverend Desmond Tutu who is simply an evil doer of the Anti-Life regime that is the Catholic Church; and even the governments of the world who knowingly released AIDS unto the populace.
Socrates imagines the first incarnation of the state in perhaps "some lofty soul born in a mean city, the politics of which he contemns or neglects," or "peradventure," in someone whose "ill health kept him away from politics.
Law, for its part, contemns mere counsel and declares its utterly formal autonomy, as in Kant, for whom natural desires and tastes are "pathological.
During the sixteenth century these players show up more and more often in the payment records of towns and great houses, and occasionally excite xenophobic outbursts, such as that of the Norwich citizen who contemns the "shameless and unnaturall tomblinges of the Italion Woemen" who performed there in 1574.
But Christ contemns the pompous food and rejects the temptation (Milton 1968, 2.