how to pronounce contempt


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contempt is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of contempt in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… full of contempt you know he might break …”

meaning of contempt

Contempt means to hold in contempt, to despise.

contempt frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word contempt occurs in english on average 6.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics contempt can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that contempt can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with contempt


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