figure of contempt

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of figure of contempt

: a person who is regarded with contempt

Word by Word Definitions

figure play
  1. : a number symbol : numeral, digit

  2. : arithmetical calculations

  3. : a written or printed character

  1. : to represent by or as if by a figure or outline

  2. : to decorate with a pattern

  3. : to indicate or represent by numerals

contempt play
  1. : the act of despising : the state of mind of one who despises : disdain

  2. : lack of respect or reverence for something

  3. : the state of being despised


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