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feels contempt towards her
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
  • She smiled contemptuously.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (92% in)
  • Cameron would turn away without a word, his narrowed eyes underscoring contemptuously the fact that he considered an answer unnecessary, and would leave the drafting room.
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (70% in)
  • She said contemptuously: "Don't show that you're shocked, Ellsworth."
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (96% in)
  • "It's not a contradiction," Mitchell Layton drawled contemptuously.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (21% in)
  • Wynand had shrugged about it, contemptuously amused.
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (52% in)
  • We'll see," said Wynand contemptuously—and continued his private crusade.
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (74% in)

There are no more uses of "contempt" flagged with this meaning in The Fountainhead.

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  • It will be contempt, but it will come from her and it will be a bond.
    4.17 — Part 4 Chapter 17 (18% in)
  • It had high cheekbones over gaunt, hollow cheeks; gray eyes, cold and steady; a contemptuous mouth, shut tight, the mouth of an executioner or a saint.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (6% in)
  • He glanced about him, cautiously at first, then with curiosity, then with pleasure, then with contempt.
    1.3 — Part 1 Chapter 3 (10% in)
  • Francon saw two eyes looking at him with immense approval—and two bright little points of contempt in the corners of Keating's mouth, like two musical notes of laughter visible the second before they were to be heard.
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (18% in)
  • The comfort came from the contempt.
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (18% in)
  • Then he leaned forward, his mouth drawn thin in contempt: "Okay.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (45% in)
  • Roark's eyes were not contemptuous; only a little wider than usual, attentive and puzzled.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (61% in)
  • He had had time to see her eyes; they seemed weary and a little contemptuous, but they left him with a sense of cold cruelty.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (87% in)
  • She said it quite correctly; there was nothing offensive in the quiet politeness of her voice; but following his high note of enthusiasm, her voice struck a tone that seemed flat and deadly in its indifference—as if the two sounds mingled into an audible counterpoint around the melodic thread of her contempt.
    1.10 — Part 1 Chapter 10 (50% in)
  • Dominique turned to Keating with a glance so gentle that it could mean nothing but contempt.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (45% in)
  • It gave him a strange, hard pleasure to watch his fight against it, and he could forget that it was his own suffering; he could smile in contempt, not realizing that he smiled at his own agony.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (23% in)
  • She saw his mouth and the silent contempt in the shape of his mouth; the planes of his gaunt, hollow cheeks; the cold, pure brilliance of the eyes that had no trace of pity.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (55% in)
  • It was an act that could be performed in tenderness, as a seal of love, or in contempt, as a symbol of humiliation and conquest.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (68% in)
  • But the act of a master taking shameful, contemptuous possession of her was the kind of rapture she had wanted.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (69% in)
  • The too innocent, too trifling manner in which he repeated the name, with the faint, contemptuous question mark quite audible at the end, made Keating certain that Toohey knew the name well.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (50% in)
  • He has such a love for facts and such contempt for commentaries.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (57% in)
  • He remembered the indifferent calm of her insults to him—the utter contempt of insults delivered without anger.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (82% in)
  • He was helpful and dependable when they needed assistance with their lessons; he had a sharp wit and could ruin any child by the apt nickname he coined, the kind that hurt; he drew devastating cartoons on fences; he had all the earmarks of a sissy, but somehow he could not be classified as one; he had too much self-assurance and quiet, disturbingly wise contempt for everybody.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (22% in)
  • Only when you can feel contempt for your own priceless little ego, only then can you achieve the true, broad peace of selflessness, the merging of your spirit with the vast collective spirit of mankind.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (50% in)
  • Because your figures are more devoid of contempt for humanity than any work I've ever seen.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (46% in)
  • "Maybe," he muttered, "maybe it's because it has never seemed right that you should have such contempt for his work.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (72% in)
  • I suppose it's because you have such contempt for me that nothing I say can make any difference.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (48% in)
  • Gail Wynand had explained, in a slow, contemptuous voice, that the Little Plug-Uglies, farther down the river, had tried the same stunt last week and had left six members in the hands of the cops, plus two in the cemetery; the job had to be done at daybreak, when no one would expect it.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (35% in)
  • He felt only a furious contempt for himself, for Pat Mulligan, for all integrity; he felt shame when he thought of those whose victims he and Mulligan had been willing to become.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (61% in)
  • You want—men do that sometimes, not women—to express through the sexual act your utter contempt for me.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (41% in)
  • Do you see the meaning of a quest for self-contempt?
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (43% in)
  • They make some sort of feeble stew out of sympathy, compassion, contempt and general indifference, and they call it love.
    3.4 — Part 3 Chapter 4 (30% in)
  • He said, smiling: "And so, you came to me and said 'You're the vilest person on earth—take me so that I'll learn self-contempt.
    3.4 — Part 3 Chapter 4 (37% in)
  • You've chosen me as the symbol of your contempt for men.
    3.4 — Part 3 Chapter 4 (75% in)
  • Fougler's glance was contemptuous when turned to the others, but it relaxed for a moment of understanding when it rested on Toohey.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (17% in)
  • Yet he did not seem to share her contempt for his papers.
    3.8 — Part 3 Chapter 8 (13% in)
  • The smile was amused, astonished, involuntarily contemptuous.
    4.2 — Part 4 Chapter 2 (59% in)
  • In his youth he had felt an amicable contempt for the works of Guy Francon or Ralston Holcombe, and emulating them had seemed no more than innocent quackery.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (14% in)
  • They were flat, brown oxfords, offensively competent, too well shined on the muddy pavement, contemptuous of rain and of beauty.
    4.10 — Part 4 Chapter 10 (12% in)
  • But this—this amused tolerance seemed to admit that romance was only human, one had to take it, like everybody else, it was a popular weakness of no great consequence—she was gratified as she would have been gratified by the same words from any other man—it was like that red-enamel Mexican on her lapel, a contemptuous concession to people's demand of vanity.
    4.10 — Part 4 Chapter 10 (84% in)
  • I had not reached a degree of contempt for society such as would have permitted me to consider him dangerous.
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (15% in)

There are no more uses of "contempt" in The Fountainhead.

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