CONTEMPT By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 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 SYMPATHY ONEIRODYNIA FAMILIARITY AMBIVALENT SEXISM VERTIGO EXAGGERATION PRIMARY QUALITY DERAILMENT CONDITIONING OF ATTITUDES IRRATIONALITY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CONTEMPT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/contempt/ (accessed February 18, 2020).