contemptuousness


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Despite his inexperience in politics, such contention is nothing new to Daniels, who has a penchant for playing characters display a patrician contemptuousness.
Despite her alleged contemptuousness of such political alignments, Chopin's work has been extremely important for, and concurred in, "social change," even if such readings have only been produced in relatively recent times.
The women I interviewed expressed feelings which ranged from numbed indifference to fervent contemptuousness.
Anti-political, anti-majoritarian, elitist, Ernie O'Malley repeatedly evinced a dismissive arrogance close to that which Liam O'Flaherty identified in one of his characters, said to possess "that arrogant contemptuousness which seems to be characteristic of all revolutionaries".
Maybe he could have his own drama series and play the same role; he has the right voice, appearance, and an unnerving contemptuousness for much of what he sees around him.
Ashamed of his contemptuousness, he spent his life listening politely, with fixed attention, to their inferior evaluations and their inferior insights and their inferior alibis.