contemned (adj.) Old form(s): contemn'd
despised, contemptible, despicable
KJ V.ii.13[Salisbury to Lewis the Dauphin] I am not glad that such a sore of time / Should seek a plaster by contemned revolt
KL II.ii.141[Gloucester to Cornwall, of disguised Kent's punishment] Is such as basest and contemned'st wretches ... / Are punished with
KL IV.i.1[Edgar alone, of being Poor Tom] Yet better thus, and known to be contemned, / Than still contemned and flattered
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