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contempt

noun [U]    /kənˈtempt/
a strong feeling of lack of respect for someone or something: They were bullies, and they showed contempt for everyone and everything. contemptuously    /kənˈtemp·tʃu·əs·li/ adverb He spoke contemptuously of his former boss.
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