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contempt
used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

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feels contempt towards her
Definition
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
  • A contemptuous "ha" escapes from Felicity's mouth.
    Chapter 7 (43% in)
contemptuous = showing disrespect
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  • His smirk is contemptuous.
    Chapter 21 (92% in)
  • "You have not," I say, with a contemptuous half-laugh, because I'm a terrible liar when it really counts.
    Chapter 16 (38% in)

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