lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
In those earlier days she had always nourished a secret contempt for girls who were the slaves of the first good-looking young fellow who should choose to salute them.
The disturbance was as the first floating weed to Columbus—the contemptibly little suggesting possibilities of the infinitely great.
He liked saying "Bathsheba" as a private enjoyment instead of whistling; turned over his taste to black hair, though he had sworn by brown ever since he was a boy, isolated himself till the space he filled in the public eye was contemptibly small.
"What, did you think I should break in?" said Boldwood, contemptuously.
"Anyhow I won’t have it," said Troy, contemptuously.
"Pooh!" said the sergeant contemptuously, and raised his voice as if lighted up by a new idea.
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Familiarity breeds contempt.
He was impolite. She pretended not to notice except that she treated him with contempt.