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Contemptuousness  n.  Disposition to or manifestion of contempt; insolence; haughtiness.

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"Contemptuousness" Quotes from Famous Books

... it appears on his coins, is of the loftiest and most Jove- like type of Greek beauty. There is a possibility about it, as about most old Greek faces, of boundless cunning; a lofty irony too, and a contemptuousness, especially about the mouth, which puts one in mind of Goethe's expression; the face, altogether, of one who knew men too well to respect them. At least, he was a man of clear enough vision. He saw what was needed in those strange times, and he went straight ...
— Alexandria and her Schools • Charles Kingsley

... say, was of all men in Athens the most offensive, most overflowing with effrontery and contemptuousness? I am sure that none of you, even by mistake, would name any other than Philocrates. And who, would you say, possessed the loudest voice and could enunciate whatever he pleased most clearly? Aeschines the defendant, I am sure. Who is it ...
— The Public Orations of Demosthenes, volume 1 • Demosthenes

Words linked to "Contemptuousness" :   lordliness, hauteur, arrogance, contemptuous, high-handedness

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