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contempt
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Man And Superman
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as in: feels contempt towards him Define
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • with a trace of contempt for the whole male sex
  • [contemptuously] Pooh, prudery!

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  • [rather contemptuously] Certainly, if your taste lies that way.

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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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  • I am proud of your contempt for my character and opinions, sir.
  • This description of them is not wholly contemptuous.

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  • Our elaborate sanitary code makes us unduly contemptuous of the Gentile.
  • My contempt for belles lettres, and for amateurs who become the heroes of the fanciers of literary virtuosity, is not founded on any illusion of mind as to the permanence of those forms of thought (call them opinions) by which I strive to communicate my bent to my fellows.
  • Oh, if you could only see into Enry’s soul, the depth of his contempt for a gentleman, the arrogance of his pride in being an engineer, would appal you.
  • Beware of the pursuit of the Superhuman: it leads to an indiscriminate contempt for the Human.
  • Straker, as a very obvious cockney, inspires him with implacable contempt, as a stupid Englishman who cannot even speak his own language properly.

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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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