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contempt
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Brave New World
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as in: feels contempt towards him Define
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • ...intensified the contempt and hostility...
  • "But how many?" asked Fanny, shrugging her shoulders contemptuously.

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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
  • The smile on Bernard Marx’s face was contemptuous.
  • They had put aside similar childish amusements too recently to be able to watch them now without a touch of contempt.

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  • Dared he face the risk of being humiliated by a contemptuous refusal?
  • Her feeling was evidently reciprocated; the very back of the man, as he walked along before them, was hostile, sullenly contemptuous.
  • Only in Othello’s word could he find an adequate vehicle for his contempt and hatred.
  • "And even if there were," the Savage added, with sudden contemptuous resentment, "people would kill them out of helicopters, I suppose, with poison gas or something.

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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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