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contempt
used in The Color Purple

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Definition
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
  • So I am an object of pity and contempt,
contempt = a lack of respect
There are no more uses of "contempt" in The Color Purple.

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