Crossword Genius

Firm conservationists inspiring casual worker’s disdain (8)


I believe the answer is:


'disdain' is the definition.
('contempt' can be a synonym of 'disdain')

'firm conservationists inspiring casual worker's' is the wordplay.
'firm' becomes 'co' (a firm is a company).
'conservationists' becomes 'nt' (abbreviation for National Trust).
'inspiring' indicates putting letters inside.
'casual worker' becomes 'temp' (I've seen this before).
'nt' going around 'temp' is 'ntempt'.

(Other definitions for contempt that I've seen before include "Feeling of disdain, sometimes of court" , "Offence of disrespect in court" , "Disdain or disrespect, perhaps or court" , "Disdain, say, perhaps of court" , "Wilful disrespect of authority" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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