Definitions for despisedɪˈspaɪz

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word despise

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemn, despise, scorn, disdain(verb)

    look down on with disdain

    "He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately"

Wiktionary

  1. despise(Verb)

    To regard with contempt or scorn.

  2. Origin: From despisen, from despis-, stem of despire, from despicere, present active infinitive of despicio, from de + specio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Despise(verb)

    to look down upon with disfavor or contempt; to contemn; to scorn; to disdain; to have a low opinion or contemptuous dislike of

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Despise

    de-spīz′, v.t. to look down upon with contempt: to scorn.—adj. Despis′able.—ns. Despī′sal, contempt; Despis′edness (Milt.); Despis′er. [O. Fr. despiz, despire—L. despicĕrede, down, specĕre, to look.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of despise in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of despise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aesop:

    It is easy to despise what you cannot get.

  2. Publilius Syrus:

    It is only the ignorant who despise education.

  3. Frank Herbert:

    What do you despise By this are you truly known.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The big fire has no right to despise the little spark!

  5. Mary Wortley Montagu:

    I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.

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