how to pronounce contemn


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contemn is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of contemn in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… scored a decisive victory at contemn in …”

meanings of contemn


  1. To commit an offence of contempt, such as contempt of court; to unlawfully flout (e.g. a ruling).
  2. To disdain; to value at little or nothing; to treat or regard with contempt.

contemn frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word contemn occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics contemn 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 contemn can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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