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contempt
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The Grapes of Wrath
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as in: feels contempt towards him Define
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • ...and the storekeepers hated them because they had no money to spend. There is no shorter path to a store-keeper’s contempt,
  • The guard grunted 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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  • And in the tractor man there grows the contempt that comes only to a stranger who has little understanding and no relation.
  • But the machine man, driving a dead tractor on land he does not know and love, understands only chemistry; and he is contemptuous of the land and of himself.

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  • In front of their tents the Jesus-lovers sat and watched, their faces hard and contemptuous.

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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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