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French translation of “contempt”

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contempt

noun /kənˈtempt/
very low opinion; scorn
mépris
She spoke with utter contempt of her husband’s behaviour.
disregard for the law. contemptible adjective deserving contempt
méprisable
His behaviour was contemptible.
contemptibly adverb
de façon méprisable
contemptuous /-tʃuəs/ adjective showing contempt
dédaigneux
a contemptuous sneer.
contemptuously adverb
avec dédain
Translations of “contempt”
in Korean 경멸…
in Arabic إزدراء, إهانة…
in Italian disprezzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不尊敬, 蔑視, 鄙視…
in Russian презрение…
in Turkish küçümseme, aşağılama…
in Polish pogarda…
in Spanish desprecio, desdén, desacato…
in Portuguese desprezo, desdém…
in German die Verachtung, die Mißachtung…
in Catalan menyspreu…
in Japanese 軽蔑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不尊敬, 蔑视, 鄙视…
(Definition of contempt from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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