CONTEMPT By N., Sam M.S. - 14 noun. a feeling marked by an unfavorable concern for any object or person thought to be of low quality. CONTEMPT: "Lyla's contempt for her husband was written all over her face." Related Psychology Terms Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development ASTHENIC REACTION (Neurasthenia) HYPERVENTILATION SYNDROME COCAINE HABITUATION Developing a Case Study OBJECT RELATIONSHIP ACTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY LYSERGIC ACID (LSD) NEUROTIC DEPRESSIVE REACTION (Reactive Depression) MENTAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC LEVEL Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CONTEMPT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/contempt/ (accessed June 28, 2022).