despise

  • 1 Despise — De*spise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Despised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Despising}.] [OF. despis , in some forms of despire to despise, fr. L. despicere, despectum, to look down upon, despise; de + spicere, specere, to look. See {Spy}, and cf. {Despicable},… …

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  • 2 despise — despise, contemn, scorn, disdain, scout mean to regard a person or thing as beneath one s notice or as unworthy of one s attention or interest. The same differences in implications and connotations are observable in the corresponding nouns… …

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  • 3 despise — [di spīz′] vt. despised, despising [ME despisen < OFr despis , stem of despirer < L despicere, to look down upon, despise < de, down, from + specere, to look at: see SPECTACLE] 1. to look down on with contempt and scorn 2. to regard with …

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  • 4 despise — c.1300, from O.Fr. despis , prp. stem of despire to despise, from L. despicere look down on, scorn, from de down (see DE (Cf. de )) + spicere/specere look at (see SCOPE (Cf. scope) (1)). Related …

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  • 5 despise — index contemn, decry, disdain, disfavor, dishonor (deprive of honor), flout, misprize, rebuff, reject …

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  • 6 despise — must be spelt ise, not ize. See ise …

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  • 7 despise — [v] look down on abhor, abominate, allergic to*, contemn, deride, detest, disdain, disregard, eschew, execrate, feel contempt for, flout, hate, have no use for*, loathe, look down nose at*, misprize, neglect, put down*, reject, renounce,… …

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  • 8 despise — ► VERB ▪ feel contempt or repugnance for. DERIVATIVES despiser noun. ORIGIN Latin despicere look down …

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  • 9 despise — v. 1) to despise utterly 2) (D; tr.) to despise for (I despised him for his cowardice) 3) (K) I despise his refusing to accept responsibility * * * [dɪs paɪz] (K) I despise his refusing to accept responsibility to despiseutterly (D;tr.) to… …

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  • 10 Despise — Despicable and Dispicable redirect here. Despise means to regard with contempt or scorn. It may also refer to: Music Despised Icon, an extreme metal band Despise the Sun, an album A song by metal band, Slipknot on the digipak version of their… …

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  • 11 despise — verb he despised weakness Syn: detest, hate, loathe, abhor, execrate, deplore, dislike; scorn, disdain, look down on, deride, sneer at, revile; spurn, shun; formal abominate; archaic, or literary contemn Ant …

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  • 12 despise — transitive verb (despised; despising) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French despis , stem of despire, from Latin despicere, from de + specere to look more at spy Date: 14th century 1. to look down on with contempt or aversion …

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  • 13 despise — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. scorn, disdain, hold in contempt, hate. Ant., love. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. scorn, disdain, contemn, hate, look down on, look down upon, spurn, sneer at, flout, dislike, loathe, detest, abhor; see… …

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  • 14 despise — [[t]dɪspa͟ɪz[/t]] despises, despising, despised VERB If you despise something or someone, you dislike them and have a very low opinion of them. [V n] I can never, ever forgive him. I despise him... [V n] She secretly despises his work... [V pron… …

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  • 15 despise — UK [dɪˈspaɪz] / US verb [transitive] Word forms despise : present tense I/you/we/they despise he/she/it despises present participle despising past tense despised past participle despised to hate someone or something and have no respect for them I …

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  • 16 despise — /dəˈspaɪz / (say duh spuyz) verb (t) (despised, despising) to look down upon, as in contempt; scorn; disdain. {Middle English despise(n), from Old French despire, from Latin dēspicere look down upon, despise} –despiser, noun …

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  • 17 despise — verb (transitive not in progressive) to dislike someone or something very much: Mrs Morel had come to despise her husband …

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  • 19 despise — despisable, adj. despisableness, n. despiser, n. despisingly, adv. /di spuyz /, v.t., despised, despising. to regard with contempt, distaste, disgust, or disdain; scorn; loathe. [1250 1300; ME despisen < OF despis , s. of despire < L despicere;… …

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  • 20 despise — verb To regard with contempt or scorn. Syn: scorn Ant: respect, revere See Also: despect, despection …

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