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  1. familiarity breeds contempt(Proverb)

    The more acquainted one becomes with a person, the more one knows about his or her shortcomings and, hence, the easier it is to dislike that person.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Too much familiarity breeds contempt.

  2. Mark Twain:

    Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.

  3. Apuleius:

    Familiarity breeds contempt, while rarity wins admiration.

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  • الألفة تولد الاحتقارArabic
  • kendskab racer foragtDanish
  • familiaridad engendra desprecioSpanish
  • familiarité engendre le méprisFrench
  • इसमें लोगों को दोष पता होते हैं इसलिए उनका सम्मान नहीं करतेHindi
  • vertrouwdheid rassen minachtingDutch
  • Kjennskap skaper foraktNorwegian
  • fSwedish
  • ความคุ้นเคยดูถูกสายพันธุ์Thai
  • 熟悉品种的蔑视Chinese

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