verb (used with object)
Origin of contemn
Examples from the Web for contemners
The agriculturists are worshippers of Ahura; the contemners of the cattle worship beings called in the Gathas "daevas."History of Religion|Allan Menzies
But there is a class of the contemners of evangelical truth, characterized by more active zeal and decided measures.The National Preacher, Vol. 2 No. 7 Dec. 1827|Aaron W. Leland and Elihu W. Baldwin
The fact may have conciliated some of our own contemners of "good form."A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2|George Saintsbury
What would the contemners of the people's claims, the deriders of the people's miseries, make of that, I wonder?
They were Makin people, I believe, probably staunch heathens, 271 contemners of the missionary and his works.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Word Origin for contemn
mid-15c., from Old French contemner (15c.), from Latin contemnere "to despise, scorn" (see contempt).