Synonyms and related words:
abhor, abjure, abominate, avoid, be above, be contemptuous of, brush aside, care nothing for, chuck, chuck out, contemn, contradict, decline, deny, deride, detest, disapprove, discard, disclaim, discount, disdain, dismiss, disown, disparage, disprize, disregard, dump on, eschew, except, exclude, execrate, feel contempt for, feel superior to, flout, forswear, hate, hold beneath one, hold cheap, hold in contempt, hold in derision, ignore, insult, laugh at, laugh to scorn, loathe, 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, scorn, 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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  • Despise — De*spise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Despised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Despising}.] [OF. despis , in some forms of despire to despise, fr. L. despicere, despectum, to look down upon, despise; de + spicere, specere, to look. See {Spy}, and cf. {Despicable},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • despise — despise, contemn, scorn, disdain, scout mean to regard a person or thing as beneath one s notice or as unworthy of one s attention or interest. The same differences in implications and connotations are observable in the corresponding nouns… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • despise — [di spīz′] vt. despised, despising [ME despisen < OFr despis , stem of despirer < L despicere, to look down upon, despise < de, down, from + specere, to look at: see SPECTACLE] 1. to look down on with contempt and scorn 2. to regard with …   English World dictionary

  • despise — c.1300, from O.Fr. despis , prp. stem of despire to despise, from L. despicere look down on, scorn, from de down (see DE (Cf. de )) + spicere/specere look at (see SCOPE (Cf. scope) (1)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • despise — index contemn, decry, disdain, disfavor, dishonor (deprive of honor), flout, misprize, rebuff, reject …   Law dictionary

  • despise — must be spelt ise, not ize. See ise …   Modern English usage

  • despise — [v] look down on abhor, abominate, allergic to*, contemn, deride, detest, disdain, disregard, eschew, execrate, feel contempt for, flout, hate, have no use for*, loathe, look down nose at*, misprize, neglect, put down*, reject, renounce,… …   New thesaurus

  • despise — ► VERB ▪ feel contempt or repugnance for. DERIVATIVES despiser noun. ORIGIN Latin despicere look down …   English terms dictionary

  • despise — v. 1) to despise utterly 2) (D; tr.) to despise for (I despised him for his cowardice) 3) (K) I despise his refusing to accept responsibility * * * [dɪs paɪz] (K) I despise his refusing to accept responsibility to despiseutterly (D;tr.) to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Despise — Despicable and Dispicable redirect here. Despise means to regard with contempt or scorn. It may also refer to: Music Despised Icon, an extreme metal band Despise the Sun, an album A song by metal band, Slipknot on the digipak version of their… …   Wikipedia

  • despise — verb he despised weakness Syn: detest, hate, loathe, abhor, execrate, deplore, dislike; scorn, disdain, look down on, deride, sneer at, revile; spurn, shun; formal abominate; archaic, or literary contemn Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

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