Despise

Definition of Despise

De`spise´
v. t.1.To look down upon with disfavor or contempt; to contemn; to scorn; to disdain; to have a low opinion or contemptuous dislike of.
[imp. & p. p. Despised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Despising.]
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
- Prov. i. 7.
Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them.
- Jowett (Thucyd. ).

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abjure, abominate, avoid, be above, be contemptuous of, brush aside, care nothing for, chuck, chuck out, contemn, contradict, decline, deny, deride, disapprove, discard, disclaim, discount, dismiss, disown, disparage, disprize, disregard, dump on, eschew, except, exclude, execrate, feel contempt for, feel superior to, flout, forswear, hold beneath one, hold cheap, hold in contempt, hold in derision, ignore, insult, laugh at, laugh to scorn, look down upon, misprize, overlook, pass by, pass up, push aside, put down, rank low, rebuff, recant, refuse, refuse to consider, reject, renounce, repel, repudiate, repulse, ridicule, scoff at, scout, set at defiance, set at naught, shove away, shun, slight, slight over, sneer at, sneeze at, sniff at, snort at, snub, spurn, think nothing of, throw away, throw out, treat with contempt, turn away, turn out, waive
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