Thursday, July 10, 2008
contemn transitive verb [kuhn-TEM] To regard or treat with disdain or contempt; to scorn; to despise.
Definitions for contemn
- To regard or treat with disdain or contempt; to scorn; to despise.
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Citations for contemn
Nor, despite his seeming Jansenist severity, would Pascal contemn such pleasures. Even he, the least therapeutic writer imaginable, admits that diversions can help to heal the beset soul.
The spectrum of difference exhibited at these shows suggests varying relationships with the West: some artists identify with or at least acknowledge the Western tradition, some contemn it.