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Contemptuous 1100 Words You Need

Contemptuous 1100 Words You Need

/kənˈtemp.tju.əs/ (adj)

expressing hatred and contempt, expressing dislike or lack of respect, resentful, scornful, derisive, disdainful, condescending, supercilious, disrespectful, disapproving

For Thomas, when early modern people invoked civility, ‘they were implicitly articulating what it was that they valued about their own way of life’; to explore what they meant by it is ‘to probe their fundamental assumptions about how society should be organised and how life should be lived’. The language of civility (and its opposites: rudeness, savagery, barbarity) became a powerful tool for categorising people, places and practices. In Pursuit of Civility puts courtesy books and polite letters in conversation with archival records of bad behaviour, like that of the Jacobean villager who responded to his neighbours’ admonitions by ‘casting up his leg and laying his hand on his tail, making a mouth in a very contemptuous manner’.

Source: https://www.lrb.co.uk/

Antonym: approving, admiring, appreciative

Noun: contempt, contemptuousness

Adverb: contemptuously

Farsi: اهانت اميز، مغرورانه ، قابل تحقير، تحقير اميز


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