Learner's definition of CONTEMPT
a feeling that someone or something is not worthy of any respect or approval
He feels that wealthy people view/regard him with contempt because he is poor.
He spoke with contempt in his voice.
She has contempt for them. = She holds them in contempt.
a lack of respect for or fear of something that is usually respected or feared
speech or behavior that does not show proper respect to a court or judge
completely bad or worthless
— used to describe someone or something that is too bad to deserve any respect