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contempt
used in The Great Gatsby

7 uses
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Definition
lack of respect — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • [Gatsby] knew women early, and since they spoiled him he became contemptuous of them,
    p. 98.9
contemptuous = disrespectful
  • There was a touch of paternal contempt in it, even toward people he liked — and there were men at New Haven who had hated his guts.
    p. 7.5
  • contempt = lack of respect
  • "You live in West Egg," she remarked contemptuously.
    p. 11.3
  • contemptuously = showing a lack of respect
  • I knew now why her face was familiar — its pleasing contemptuous expression had looked out at me from many rotogravure pictures of the sporting life at Asheville and Hot Springs and Palm Beach.
    p. 18.3
  • contemptuous = showing a lack of respect
  • I was on my way to get roaring drunk from sheer embarrassment when Jordan Baker came out of the house and stood at the head of the marble steps, leaning a little backward and looking with contemptuous interest down into the garden.
    p. 42.6
  • contemptuous = showing a lack of respect
  • "Oxford, New Mexico," snorted Tom contemptuously, "or something like that."
    p. 122.4
  • contemptuously = showing a lack of respect
  • He looked — and this is said in all contempt for the babbled slander of his garden — as if he had "killed a man."
    p. 134.6
contempt = disrespect
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