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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.

  2. 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. Emeasoba George:

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

  2. Oswald Chambers:

    We say, sorrow, disaster, calamity. God says, chastening and it sounds sweet to him though it is a discord to our ears. Don't faint when you are rebuked, and don't despise the chastening of the Lord. In your patience possess your souls.

  3. Ben Azai:

    Despise not any man, and do not spurn anything for there is no man who has not his hour, nor is there anything that has not its place.

  4. Kahlil Gibran:

    Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.

  5. MG:

    You're the most uninvited ever, Yet you force and barge in. You come with such a despise, Which bring forth sadness and torments which we cannot suffice. You leave the scars that couldn't be healed And memories that cannot be faded. Yet you come!! I curse you that you wouldn't see the bleak light of happiness for all eternity!! And be haunted by darkest demons of fraternity.

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