What does despise mean?

Definitions for despise
dɪˈspaɪzde·spise

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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.]

How to say despise in sign language?

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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

Examples of despise in a Sentence

  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. George Washington:

    Real men despise battle, but will never run from it.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

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

Images & Illustrations of despise

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