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contempt
used in Dracula

4 uses
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Definition
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
  • His reply was simply contemptuous, given in a pause in which he turned his eyes from Mrs. Harker to me, instantly turning them back again, "What an asinine question!"
    Chapter 18 (8% in)
contemptuous = disrespectful
  • He replied to her with as much courtesy and respect as he had shown contempt to me, "You will, of course, understand, Mrs. Harker, that when a man is so loved and honoured as our host is, everything regarding him is of interest in our little community.
    Chapter 18 (9% in)
  • contempt = disrespect
  • Though, indeed, the vendor of a certain nostrum has vulgarized the truism to the very point of contempt.
    Chapter 18 (15% in)
  • contempt = disrespect
  • With a contemptuous sneer, he passed quickly through the door, and we heard the rusty bolt creak as he fastened it behind him.
    Chapter 23 (43% in)
contemptuous = disrespectful
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