HyperDic: despise

English > 1 sense of the word despise:
VERBemotiondespise, contemn, scorn, disdainlook down on with disdain
despise > pronunciation
Soundsdihspay'z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > despise: 1 sense > verb 1, emotion
MeaningLook down on with disdain.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot despise Sue
Example"He despises the people he has to work for"
Synonymscontemn, scorn, disdain
Narrowerlook down onRegard with contempt
Broaderhate, detestdislike intensely
Spanishdesdeñar, despreciar, menospreciar
Catalandesdenyar, menysprear, odiar
Nounsdespisal, despisinga feeling of scornful hatred

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