Word of the Day: Contempt

con-tempt  /   kən-tĕmpt   noun  
  1. scorn, disrespect
You can have no influence over those for whom you have underlying contempt. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929 – 1968  
  1. the state of being disgraced or despised
Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.  Henry Bolingbroke, 1366 – 1413  
  1. deliberate disobedience of, or disregard for, the authority of a judicial or legislative body
Young people nowadays love luxury; they have bad manners and contempt for authority.  Socrates, c. 470 BC – 399 BC