KJV Dictionary Definition:WOW! If see a person who is mean, despicable, vile, rejected with disdain, worth of slighting, neglecting, rejecting, and unworthy of regard, I don't just hate or despise that person, I contemn that person. CAN ANYONE THINK OF A CANDIDATE FOR THESE FEELINGS?
CONTEMN, v.t. L., to despise; to drive away.
1. To despise; to consider and treat as mean and despicable; to scorn.
In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Psalm 15.
2. To slight; to neglect as unworthy of regard; to reject with disdain.
Wherefore do the wicked contemn God. Psalm 10.
They contemn the counsel of the Most High. Psalm 107.
CONTEMNED, pp. Despised; scorned; slighted; neglected, or rejected with disdain.
CONTEMNER, n. One who contemns; a despiser; a scorner.
CONTEMNING, ppr. Despising; slighting as vile or despicable; neglecting or rejecting, as unworthy of regard.
Now "hate" is a word used many times a day. "Despise" is not used as often. I advise each reader to carefully refrain from using "contemn" unless the person fulfills every descriptor. I only know one man who fills the bill.
© Colonel Curtis D. Dale, PhD USAF (Ret), JULY 2013, Parker, Colorado