What does despise mean?

Definitions for despise
dɪˈspaɪzde·spise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemn, despise, scorn, disdainverb

    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. despiseverb

    To regard with contempt or scorn.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Despiseverb

    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.]

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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. George Washington:

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

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Those that despise peace and admire war are crushed under the boots of the war!

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Dwarfs have also the right to despise the giants, because giants too can be defeated!

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Never ever hold anyone or someone in contempt i.e. never ever despise or disregard anyone, regardless of his or her colour, sex, race, religion, tribe or language. Because, the very person who you're despising or disregarding presently is most likely to rule over you someday e.g. Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Goodluck Jonathan among others.

  5. Sanskrit Proverb:

    Most men the good they have despise, And blessings which they have not prize: In winter, wish for summer?s glow, In summer, long for winter?s snow.

Images & Illustrations of despise

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. motile
    • B. tenebrous
    • C. bibulous
    • D. splay

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