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Familiarity breeds contempt

This page is about the saying "Familiarity breeds contempt"

Possible meaning:
When we know someone or something very well, we lose respect for them or it.

Note:
familiarity (noun) = close knowledge of someone or something | breed (verb) = cause (something) to happen over time | contempt (noun) = a feeling that someone or something is not worth our respect

Quick Quiz

The saying "familiarity breeds contempt" suggests that we have less regard for people or things that

a. we don't know

b. we don't respect

c. we know very well

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Contributor: Josef Essberger