contempt
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contempt(
kuhn
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tehmpt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (scorn)
a. el desprecio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She was incapable of containing the contempt she felt for him.Era incapaz de disimular el desprecio que sentía por él.
b. el desdén
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The man curled his lip with contempt at the unappetizing dish that was brought to him.El hombre hizo una mueca de desdén hacia el plato poco apetecible que le sirvieron.
c. el menosprecio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Don't speak to your brother with contempt. He just wants to understand your work.No le hables a tu hermano con menosprecio. Solo quiere entender tu trabajo.
2. (legal)
a. el desacato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Counselor, if you continue with this disrespect, you'll be held in contempt of court.Abogado, si continúa con esta falta de respeto, será acusado de desacato al tribunal.
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contempt
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el desprecio m, menosprecio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to hold somebody/something in contemptsentir desprecio por alguien/algo
2. (law)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
contempt of courtdesacato (al tribunal)
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contempt [kənˈtempt]
noun
desprecio (m); desdén (m)
to hold sth/sb in contempt despreciar algo/a algn; it's beneath contempt es más que despreciable; to bring into contempt desprestigiar; envilecer; to hold in contempt despreciar; (Jur) declarar en rebeldía; contempt of court (Jur) desacato (m) (a los tribunales)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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