The threat of a contempt citation against the attorney general is cheap talk.
On Friday, Young avoided being sent to jail on contempt of court charges.
It took the Holocaust for Christians to learn that about the teaching of contempt for Jews.
All three could now be held in “contempt of Parliament,” although there is no clear-cut legal punishment for such an offense.
They treat the Yemenis with contempt, and the Yemenis reciprocate.
Al's anger and contempt were so great that he had lost all sense of discretion.
That she regarded him with contempt and irritation was as well known.
So they said I was in contempt, and they took and put me into the Fleet.
The bear walked on, looking at them now and then, but seeming to treat them with contempt.
She scanned the dejected-looking Gray with something like glances of contempt.
late 14c., from Latin contemptus "scorn," from past participle of contemnere "to scorn, despise," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + *temnere "to slight, scorn," of uncertain origin. Phrase contempt of court is attested from 19c., though the idea is several centuries older.