EMOTION THESAURUS

CONTEMPT



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HELPFUL TIP:

The inner landscape of your characters (especially your protagonist) is the lifeblood that runs through your story. Emotions, and how they're expressed, are tied deeply to a character’s personality and which positive traits and negative traits will manifest. To bring your readers in deeper through shared experience, consider filtering the setting descriptions through your character’s emotions while also exploring important colors, textures, and shapes through his or her senses.
DEFINITION:
A lack of reverence or respect; to hold in disregard

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Crossing one’s arms, showing closed body posture
A downturned mouth
Head tilting away
Sneering
Head shaking
Mocking
Rolling the eyes
Using sarcasm
Gossiping
Snorting loudly
Buzzing the lips to be rude (blowing a raspberry)
Baiting the other person
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM CONTEMPT:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED CONTEMPT:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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