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
It is easy to despise what you cannot get.
It is only the ignorant who despise education.
What do you despise By this are you truly known.
The big fire has no right to despise the little spark!
I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.
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- pohrdat, opovrhovatCzech
- desdeñar, despreciarSpanish
- halveksia, halveksuaFinnish
- mépriser, dédaignerFrench
- उपेक्षा करनाHindi
- memandang rendahIndonesian
- 軽視, 軽蔑Japanese
- 경멸하다, 멸시하다Korean
- gardzić, pogardzaćPolish
- презирать, презретьRussian
- küçümsemek, aşağılamak, hor görmekTurkish
- coi thườngVietnamese
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