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as in: feels contempt towards him Define
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • His rage began to thin as he exaggerated more and more and spread his scorn and contempt so widely and unjustly that he could no longer believe in it himself.
  • He moved reluctantly and contemptuously.

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  • Primitivo said contemptuously now.
  • Agustan stood there looking down at him and cursed him, speaking slowly, clearly, bitterly and contemptuously and cursing as steadily as though he were dumping manure on a field, lifting it with a dung fork out of a wagon.
  • "Yes," Karkov looked at him contemptuously, "a young American of slight political development but a great way with the Spaniards and a fine partizan record.

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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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  • "Every one knows that," Anselmo said with contempt.
  • They have only contempt for those of Madrid.

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  • "Orderly," the officer called in a contemptuous voice.
  • I have sent a cable describing the wickedness of that infamous organization of Trotskyite murderers and their fascist machinations all beneath contempt but, between us, it is not very serious, the P.O.U.M. Nin was their only man.
  • Agustan turned from the door and spoke to him, putting all his contempt in the single, (Tu.

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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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