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contempt
Used In
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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as in: feels contempt towards him Define
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • It was only a momentary glance, full of contempt and dislike.

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  • Familiarity breeds contempt.
  • He was impolite. She pretended not to notice except that she treated him with contempt.

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unspecified meaning
  • I know all about your contempt, your hatred, your disgust.
  • Some words, on the other hand, displayed a frank and contemptuous understanding of the real nature of Oceanic society.

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  • ’The polits,’ they called them, with a sort of uninterested contempt.
  • Always we shall have the heretic here at our mercy, screaming with pain, broken up, contemptible — and in the end utterly penitent, saved from himself, crawling to our feet of his own accord.
  • It preaches a contempt for the working class unexampled for centuries past, and it dresses its members in a uniform which was at one time peculiar to manual workers and was adopted for that reason.

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as in: feels contempt towards him Define
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
as in: held in contempt of court Define
the crime of willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
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