Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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CONTEMN, verb transitive [Latin , to despise; to drive away.]

1. To despise; to consider and treat as mean and despicable; to scorn.

In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Psalms 15:4.

2. To slight; to neglect as unworthy of regard; to reject with disdain.

Wherefore do the wicked contemn God. Psalms 10:13.

They contemn the counsel of the Most High. Psalms 107:11.