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- n. The state of being contemptuous
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Disposition to or manifestion of contempt; insolence; haughtiness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Disposition to contempt; expression of contempt; insolence; scornfulness; contumeliousness; disdain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the manifestation of scorn and contempt
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Mr. KRASNY: I think there's a lot of contemptuousness toward religion from many of the atheists.
In a voice full of told-you-so contemptuousness, she says,“Bill said you might react this way.”
Whereas the Secretary of State, too, was always bumbling over herself to find the right "diplomatic" words, here -- with her guard down -- she is suddenly perfectly articulate, if also impressively contemptuousness (in this environment of otherwise higher learning).
But, despite his frequent contemptuousness, he had a love for his students.
But despite his often contemptuousness, he had a love of his students.
This has more to do with Pandora's "gifts" of intolerance, racism, sexism, antipathy and contemptuousness.
One of the real contributions of Relational Life Therapy is the focus on what is technically called "grandiosity" or what is known in the vernacular as pride or ego, which is a state of contemptuousness, feeling better-than, superior or above the rules.
I see the same batshit crazy contemptuousness when I see Palin.
Addington ought to be held in contempt of Congress for just plain contemptuousness.
Consider that economic protectionism has emerged as a hot pomme de terre at the Brussels summit, and Chirac's contemptuousness takes on a deeper meaning.