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contemptĭo (-temt-), ōnis, f. [id.], a despising; disregard, contempt, scorn, disdain (in good prose): omnium rerum humanarum contemptio ac despicientia, Cic. Tusc. 1, 40, 95: fortitudo est dolorum laborumque contemptio, id. Off. 3, 33, 117; id. Rep. Fragm. ap. Non. p. 201, 30; Hortens. Fragm. ib. p. 202, 1: mortis perpetua, Curt. 10, 8, 29: fortunae, Cic. Par. 4, 1, 27: pecuniae, id. Phil. 3, 6, 16: deorum inmortalium, Liv. 6, 41, 4: ut jam non solum hostibus in contemptionem Sabinus veniret, etc., was despised by, Caes. B. G. 3, 17; 5, 49; id. B. C. 3, 60: (adversarii) in contemptionem adducentur, si, etc., Cic. Inv. 1, 16, 22.