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Meaning & Definition of Despise in English





1. 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"
  • contemn,
  • despise,
  • scorn,
  • disdain

Examples of using

Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Don't despise a man because he is poor.
You mustn't despise him because he didn't win a prize.