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contempt
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

11 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
  • The Chairman, seeing this as a further rebuke to the student next to him, smiles and says contemptuously it is certainly a good idea.
    Part 4 (72% in)

There are no more uses of "contempt" flagged with this meaning in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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  • The contemptuous looks on their faces reflected the same feelings he had toward the whole rational, intellectual process.
    Part 2 (64% in)
  • The only difference was that they were contemptuous because they didn't understand it.
    Part 2 (64% in)
  • He was contemptuous because he did.
    Part 2 (64% in)
  • Many of the students with A records in previous quarters were contemptuous and angry at first, but because of their acquired self-discipline went ahead and did the work anyway.
    Part 3 (8% in)
  • They are anger, slight (subdivisible into contempt, spite and insolence), mildness, love or friendship, fear, confidence, shame, shamelessness, favor, benevolence, pity, virtuous indignation, envy, emulation and contempt.
    Part 4 (38% in)
  • They are anger, slight (subdivisible into contempt, spite and insolence), mildness, love or friendship, fear, confidence, shame, shamelessness, favor, benevolence, pity, virtuous indignation, envy, emulation and contempt.
    Part 4 (38% in)
  • This contempt for rhetoric, combined with Aristotle's own atrocious quality of rhetoric, so completely alienated Phaedrus he couldn't read anything Aristotle said without seeking ways to despise it and attack it.
    Part 4 (43% in)
  • It implies a contempt for efficiency...or rather a much higher idea of efficiency, an efficiency which exists not in one department of life but in life itself.
    Part 4 (60% in)
  • A strange thing that has always occurred in classes occurs again, when the unruly and wild students in the back rows have always empathized with him and been his favorites, while the more sheepish and obedient students in the front rows have always been terrorized by him and are because of this objects of his contempt, even though in the end the sheep have passed and his unruly friends in the back rows have not.
    Part 4 (79% in)
  • Contempt shows now.
    Part 4 (93% in)

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