figure of contempt

Definition of figure of contempt

  1. :  a person who is regarded with contempt

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a number symbol :  numeral, digit

    :  arithmetical calculations

    :  a written or printed character

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

    :  to decorate with a pattern

    :  to write figures over or under (the bass) in order to indicate the accompanying chords

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

    :  lack of respect or reverence for something

    :  the state of being despised

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