What is the definition of "contemptful"?


"Contemptful" can be defined as disgraceful or despicable. It also means an intense attitude regarding someone as worthless or inferior. The character Ebenezer Scrooge is an example of someone who is contemtpful because he looks down on everyone with a cold heart, especially the poor.

Contempt, or a person who is contemptful, is often associated with the law and court system, where the term refers to despising justice, authority or the dignity of a court. Someone who is held in contempt of court is often punished with imprisonment or a fine. Contempt is not a primary emotion; instead, a person who is contemptful mixes disgust and anger, according to Robert Plutchik's circumplex model.

Q&A Related to "What is the definition of "contemptful"?"
Content means satisfied with what one is or has. Contempt is the
contemptible: deserving of contempt or scorn
the act of despising : the state of mind of one who despises : disdain b lack of respect or reverence for something the state of being despised willful disobedience to or open disrespect
In the legal world, contempt is the willful disobeying of a court order, the intentional display of disrespect to a judge in a courtroom, the disruption of a judge's courtroom through
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