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Contemptuousness   Listen

The manifestation of scorn and contempt.

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"Contemptuousness" Quotes from Famous Books

... Carlyle so delight me because of what was already in my mind? I remember, as a lad, looking at complicated machinery with a shrinking uneasiness which, of course, I did not understand; I remember the sort of disturbed contemptuousness with which, in my time of "examinations," I dismissed "science papers." It is intelligible enough to me, now, that unformed fear: the ground of my antipathy has grown clear enough. I hate and fear "science" ...
— The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft • George Gissing

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

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