contempt


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the feeling of despising

the disposition boldly to defy or resist authority or an opposing force

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lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

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a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous

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open disrespect for a person or thing

a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body

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Indeed, it at first so highly provoked her, that it might have produced some tragical event, had it not taken a more harmless turn, by filling her with the utmost contempt for her husband's understanding, which somewhat qualified her hatred towards him; though of this likewise she had a pretty moderate share.
And yet so tender was his pride, that it felt the contempt which his wife now began to express towards him; and this, added to the surfeit he had before taken of her love, created in him a degree of disgust and abhorrence, perhaps hardly to be exceeded.
When he said, "Ah, what deh hell," his voice was burdened with disdain for the inevitable and contempt for anything that fate might compel him to endure.
To sum up this long rigmarole, I have, dear B-, what you, no doubt, perceive, for the metaphysical poets as poets, the most sovereign contempt.
He could not understand such a state of things, and was obliged to conclude that it was pride, the pride of an injured and imaginative woman, which had gone to such lengths that it preferred to sit and nurse its contempt and hatred in solitude rather than mount to heights of hitherto unattainable splendour.
Having remarked how difficult it was for him, of all people, to speak to her of these matters, Totski concluded by saying that he trusted Nastasia Philipovna would not look with contempt upon him if he now expressed his sincere desire to guarantee her future by a gift of seventy-five thousand roubles.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Thursday indicted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and Minister of State for Interior Affairs Talal Chaudhry in the contempt of court case.
Islamabad -- Supreme Court (SC) has once again rejected the separate contempt of court petitions filed against Nawaz Sharif, railway minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq and Daniyal Aziz.
Islamabad -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a contempt of court petition against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif filed by a leader of former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry's political party.
ISLAMABAD -- Dismissing contempt pleas against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has observed that while Nawaz's statements may have crossed boundaries, the material presented in the petitions is not enough to issue contempt notice, media reported.
A three-judge SC bench comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel had initiated the contempt proceedings under the Contempt of the Court Ordinance 2003, read with Article 204 of the Constitution, against the minister for making derogatory and contemptuous speeches and statements against the apex court which were also telecast by different television channels.
Rules inadmissible petitions against Capt (r) Safdar, Saad Rafique, Yousaf Raza Gillani, Firdous Ashiq Awan,Nayyar BukhariIssues contempt notice to Rehman MalikCJP says will hear cases of judiciary-related remarks at appropriate timeISLAMABAD:A three-memberSupreme Court (SC) bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar, on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking initiation of contempt case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister (CM)Shehbaz Sharif.
The Supreme Court has rejected petitions to initiate contempt cases against Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif and others including Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar.
ISLAMABAD -- Expressing extreme displeasure over non-submission of response, the three-judge bench of Supreme Court on Thursday decided to indict State Minister Talal Chaudhry in the contempt of court case.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced to indict Privatization Minister Daniyal Aziz in a contempt of court case on March 13 as the apex court has rebuffed hisreply in the case as unsatisfactory.