contemplative, adj. 1. meditative, meditating, musing, pondering, brooding, mulling over; reflective, reflecting, cogitative, cogitating, ruminant, ruminative, ruminating, chewing, chewing one's cud; pensive, thoughtful, concentrating, intent, abstracted, rapt in thought, lost in thought, bemused, Archaic, museful; deliberative, excogitative, lucubrative.
-n. 2. monk, Rom. Cath. Ch. friar, nun, sister, cenobite; yogi, yogin, yogini.
contemporary, adj. 1. coexistent, coexisting, coeval, coetaneous, coeternal; contemporaneous, simultaneous, coinstantaneous, synchronal, synchronous, isochronal, isochronous; concurrent, concomitant, coincident, parallel; conterminous, coterminous, coextensive.
2. present, present-day, present-time, present-age, twentieth-century, of the here and now; extant, existing, living.
3. modern, modish, mod, fashionable, new-fashioned, newfangled; up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, in, Inf. now, Sl. hip, Sl., Obs. hep, Sl. with-it, Sl. together.
contempt, n. 1. disdain, scorn, disregard, disrespect, mean or low opinion; disgust, loathing, abhorrence, revulsion, detestation; contemptuousness, haughtiness, arrogance, superciliousness, contumely. 2. dishonor, disgrace, shame, ignominy; humiliation, disfavor, disesteem, disrepute, discredit,
contemptible, adj. 1. mean, abject, low, unworthy, base, inferior, loathsome, despicable, wretched, vile, scurvy, currish; shabby, trashy, sleazy, cheap, sordid, Inf. low-down, Inf. lousy, Inf. mangy, Inf. scummy. 2. ignominious, despised, miserable, lamentable, pitiful, Sl. stinking; worthless, trivial, paltry, sorry, petty, insignificant,
contemptuous, adj. 1. haughty, lordly, pompous, arrogant, high and mighty; supercilious, cavalier, contumelious.
2. scornful, disdainful, insolent, impertinent; flouting, sneering, withering, insulting; cynical, derisive, jeering, scoffing.
contend, v. 1. struggle, wrestle, grapple, tussle, scuffle; battle, fight, combat, war, wage war, skirmish; join battle with, set to, engage, encounter; clash, joust, tilt at, duel, cross swords with, fence; spar, brawl, scrap, box, fall to blows.
2. dispute, debate, argue, wrangle, altercate, Archaic. moot; squabble, quarrel, spat, beat loggerheads.
3. compete, vie, rival, contest; oppose, challenge, pit oneself against, play against, take on, face.
4. assert, maintain, hold, claim, profess; allege, affirm, state, aver, asseverate, predicate; declare, pronounce, enunciate.
content1, n. 1. contents a. insides, Inf. innards, inwards; constituents, components, ingredients,
b. topics, subjects, themes, text, matter, subject matter; chapters, episodes.
2. significance, meaning, purport, intent, import, force; profundity, depth, pith, weight, substance, essence.
3. volume, capacity, mass, density; area, measure, compass; extent, scope, expanse, range, vastness; size,