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contempt
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

7 uses
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1  —1 use 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
  • "Pooh—I don't believe God said such things!" she murmured contemptuously when her flush had died away.
    2 — Maiden No More (23% in)

There are no more uses of "contempt" flagged with this meaning in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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?  —6 uses
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  • No amount of contempt that you can pour upon me, Tess, will equal what I have poured upon myself—the old Adam of my former years!
    6 — The Convert (5% in)
  • When the infant had taken its fill, the young mother sat it upright in her lap, and looking into the far distance, dandled it with a gloomy indifference that was almost dislike; then all of a sudden she fell to violently kissing it some dozens of times, as if she could never leave off, the child crying at the vehemence of an onset which strangely combined passionateness with contempt.
    2 — Maiden No More (60% in)
  • She remained at her father's house during the winter months, plucking fowls, or cramming turkeys and geese, or making clothes for her sisters and brothers out of some finery which d'Urberville had given her, and she had put by with contempt.
    2 — Maiden No More (91% in)
  • She drank a little milk as temporary refreshment—to the surprise—indeed, slight contempt—of Dairyman Crick, to whose mind it had apparently never occurred that milk was good as a beverage.
    3 — The Rally (14% in)
  • It was neither a contempt for her nature, nor the probable state of her heart, which deterred him.
    5 — The Woman Pays (57% in)
  • Why I did not despise you was on account of your being unsmirched in spite of all; you withdrew yourself from me so quickly and resolutely when you saw the situation; you did not remain at my pleasure; so there was one petticoat in the world for whom I had no contempt, and you are she.
    6 — The Convert (29% in)

There are no more uses of "contempt" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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