蔑 means 'contempt'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1998   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-38    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 7 words   Used in 14 words   Used in 1 name   Component in 6 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   さげす to scorn, to despise
Kun    ないがしろ   くらい   なみする
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After reading this essay, you'll know how to do all of this: talk about looking down on others, express contempt, accuse men of sexist thinking, and say that you despise someone. You'll also understand why a famous thinker thought Japan should bid good riddance to the rest of Asia, why the nobles viewed samurai as savages, and how a word for "scorn" relates to a carpentry technique.
⿳   () grass   () net   dog  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 蔑 is used 3 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 蔑 is used 12 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
ベツ : 6 words FIND ALL
scorn; disdain; contempt
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ベツ (read as べっ) : 3 words FIND ALL
contempt; derision; slight; disdain
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さげす : 2 words FIND ALL
'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
to scorn; to despise; to hold in contempt; to look down on; to disdain
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なみする : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: 無みする
suru verb - special class
to set at naught; to ignore; to disregard  (obsolete term)
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An additional 2 less common words include 蔑 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
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ベツ    contempt   さげす to scorn, to despise   
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いぬ dog; sign of the dog   
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number 5, 5th   
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tasseled spear
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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