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contempt
used in The Bluest Eye

6 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
  • It was their contempt for their own blackness that gave the first insult its teeth.
    3 — Winter (14% in)
contempt = disrespect and dislike
There are no more uses of "contempt" flagged with this meaning in The Bluest Eye.

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?  —5 uses
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  • In trying to dramatize the devastation that even casual racial contempt can cause, I chose a unique situation, not a representative one.
    6 — Afterword (20% in)
  • Our illness is treated with contempt, foul Black Draught, and castor oil that blunts our minds.
    2 — Autumn (3% in)
  • In equating physical beauty with virtue, she stripped her mind, bound it, and collected self contempt by the heap.
    4 — Spring (27% in)
  • And she let us, and thereby deserved our contempt.
    5 — Summer (91% in)
  • The novel tried to hit the raw nerve of racial self-contempt, expose it, then soothe it not with narcotics but with language that replicated the agency I discovered in my first experience of beauty.
    6 — Afterword (30% in)

There are no more uses of "contempt" in The Bluest Eye.

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