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Choose the word from the options given below that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the given word:
Deference

  1. aversion
  2. resignation
  3. suspicion
  4. contempt
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Answer: D. Contempt

Deference $\to$ polite submission and respect.

  1. aversion $\to$ Plain Dislike
  2. resignation $\to$ Act of resigning
  3. suspicion $\to$ a feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true.
  4. contempt $\to$ the feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration.

"Pam stared at the girl with total contempt" synonyms: scorn, disdain, disrespect, deprecation, disparagement, denigration, opprobrium, odium, obloquy, scornfulness;

More derision, mockery, ridicule; disgust, loathing, detestation, abhorrence, hatred; archaic contumely

"she was showing little but contempt for him"

antonyms: respect

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