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contempt
used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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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
  • But Ben was contemptuous of non-college lawyers
    Chapter 49 (20% in)
contemptuous = lacked respect
  • Johnny heard the story and contemptuously dismissed Gussie from his mind.
    Chapter 29 (29% in)
  • But these last ones..." she flicked at them contemptuously.
    Chapter 39 (17% in)
  • "Women!" he grunted contemptuously.
    Chapter 40 (78% in)
  • "Kids," said Neeley contemptuously, jingling some coins in his pockets.
    Chapter 43 (89% in)
  • Dead books," he said contemptuously.
    Chapter 44 (67% in)
  • " "Oh, sugar!" said Sissy contemptuously.
    Chapter 50 (26% in)

There are no more uses of "contempt" flagged with this meaning in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Katie's contempt for the politicians did not interfere with her making her yearly call.
    Chapter 24 (96% in)
  • She was quickly ashamed of her contempt.
    Chapter 10 (65% in)
  • Although Katie had nothing but contempt for the Organization, she saw no reason why they shouldn't take advantage of the good time.
    Chapter 24 (38% in)

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