despise

[dih-spahyz]
verb (used with object), despised, despising.
to regard with contempt, distaste, disgust, or disdain; scorn; loathe.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English despisen < Old French despis-, stem of despire < Latin dēspicere; see despicable

despisable, adjective
despisableness, noun
despiser, noun
despisingly, adverb
undespised, adjective
undespising, adjective


contemn, detest.


admire.
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despise (dɪˈspaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to look down on with contempt; scorn: he despises flattery
 
[C13: from Old French despire, from Latin dēspicere to look down, from de- + specere to look]
 
de'spiser
 
n

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despise
c.1300, from O.Fr. despis-, stem of despire, from L. despicere "look down on, scorn," from de- "down" + specere "look at" (see scope (1)).
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Example sentences
She despises herself for not being able to make her husband lost in her and she
  despises herself for trying.
But there is something in the drive for glory that despises all reflection.
And your family and blue collar town despises you for it.
He has a job he hates in a place he despises with minimal prospects for things
  getting better.
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