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contempt
used in Gulliver's Travels

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1  —2 uses as in:
feels contempt towards her
Definition
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
  • the sight of them filled me only with hatred, disgust, and contempt;
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (90% in)
contempt = disrespect and dislike
  • And thus he continued on, while my colour came and went several times, with indignation, to hear our noble country, the mistress of arts and arms, the scourge of France, the arbitress of Europe, the seat of virtue, piety, honour, and truth, the pride and envy of the world, so contemptuously treated.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (36% in)

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  • I found my terror gradually lessened, but my hatred and contempt seemed to increase.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (89% in)
  • It is to be observed, that these ambassadors spoke to me, by an interpreter, the languages of both empires differing as much from each other as any two in Europe, and each nation priding itself upon the antiquity, beauty, and energy of their own tongue, with an avowed contempt for that of their neighbour; yet our emperor, standing upon the advantage he had got by the seizure of their fleet, obliged them to deliver their credentials, and make their speech, in the Lilliputian tongue.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (59% in)
  • To this they only replied with a smile of contempt, saying, "that the farmer had instructed me very well in my lesson."
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (32% in)
  • I one day took the freedom to tell his majesty, "that the contempt he discovered towards Europe, and the rest of the world, did not seem answerable to those excellent qualities of mind that he was master of; that reason did not extend itself with the bulk of the body; on the contrary, we observed in our country, that the tallest persons were usually the least provided with it; that among other animals, bees and ants had the reputation of more industry, art, and sagacity, than many of...
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (65% in)
  • Their houses are very ill built, the walls bevil, without one right angle in any apartment; and this defect arises from the contempt they bear to practical geometry, which they despise as vulgar and mechanic; those instructions they give being too refined for the intellects of their workmen, which occasions perpetual mistakes.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (17% in)
  • His majesty discovered not the least curiosity to inquire into the laws, government, history, religion, or manners of the countries where I had been; but confined his questions to the state of mathematics, and received the account I gave him with great contempt and indifference, though often roused by his flapper on each side.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (22% in)
  • ] Although I cannot say that I was ill treated in this island, yet I must confess I thought myself too much neglected, not without some degree of contempt; for neither prince nor people appeared to be curious in any part of knowledge, except mathematics and music, wherein I was far their inferior, and upon that account very little regarded.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (31% in)
  • ...despair: that as for himself, being not of an enterprising spirit, he was content to go on in the old forms, to live in the houses his ancestors had built, and act as they did, in every part of life, without innovation: that some few other persons of quality and gentry had done the same, but were looked on with an eye of contempt and ill-will, as enemies to art, ignorant, and ill common-wealth's men, preferring their own ease and sloth before the general improvement of their country."
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (38% in)
  • So that, thinking I had seen enough, full of contempt and aversion, I got up, and pursued the beaten road, hoping it might direct me to the cabin of some Indian.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (4% in)
  • The mare soon after my entrance rose from her mat, and coming up close, after having nicely observed my hands and face, gave me a most contemptuous look; and turning to the horse, I heard the word Yahoo often repeated betwixt them; the meaning of which word I could not then comprehend, although it was the first I had learned to pronounce.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (11% in)
  • I expressed my uneasiness at his giving me so often the appellation of Yahoo, an odious animal, for which I had so utter a hatred and contempt: I begged he would forbear applying that word to me, and make the same order in his family and among his friends whom he suffered to see me.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (22% in)
  • At other times, if a female stranger came among them, three or four of her own sex would get about her, and stare, and chatter, and grin, and smell her all over; and then turn off with gestures, that seemed to express contempt and disdain.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (57% in)

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