As nouns the difference between malice and contempt
is that malice
is intention to harm or deprive in an illegal or immoral way. Desire to take pleasure in another's misfortune while contempt
is the state of contemning; the feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn, disdain.
Intention to harm or deprive in an illegal or immoral way. Desire to take pleasure in another's misfortune.
* 1981 , , Valis , ISBN 0-553-20594-3, page 67:
- not only was there no gratitude (which he could psychologically handle) but downright malice showed itself instead.
* ill will
(uncountable) The state of contemning; the feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn, disdain.
* , chapter=13
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt
of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes. He said that if you wanted to do anything for them, you must rule them, not pamper them.}}
The state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace.
(legal) Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body.
* contempt of Congress
* contempt of court
* contempt of Parliament
* familiarity breeds contempt