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contempt
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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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as in: feels contempt towards him Define
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • Draco shot Harry, Ron, and Hermione one contemptuous look, then settled himself between his mother and father.
  • "And all the Hufflepuffs are talking about Diggory," said Seamus contemptuously.

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  • But evidently zair ’as been a mistake," she said contemptuously to Bagman.

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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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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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