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"
To regard with contempt or scorn.
Origin: From despisen, from despis-, stem of despire, from despicere, present active infinitive of despicio, from de + specio.
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
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. despicĕre—de, down, specĕre, to look.]
The numerical value of despise in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of despise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.
We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do.
Believe not much them that seem to despise riches, for they despise them that despair of them.
Some CEOs despise Washington, think it's all a gimmick, and don't see any return on the invested effort.
It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.
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- pohrdat, opovrhovatCzech
- halveksia, halveksuaFinnish
- mépriser, dédaignerFrench
- उपेक्षा करनाHindi
- 軽視, 軽蔑Japanese
- 경멸하다, 멸시하다Korean
- gardzić, pogardzaćPolish
- презирать, презретьRussian
- küçümsemek, aşağılamak, hor görmekTurkish
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