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Synonyms for despise
dɪˈspaɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemn, despise, scorn, disdain(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    contemn, spurn, reject, pooh-pooh, turn down, scorn, freeze off, disdain

Wiktionary

  1. despise(verb)

    Synonyms:
    scorn

    Antonyms:
    revere, respect

  2. despise(verb)

    To regard with contempt or scorn.

    Synonyms:
    scorn

    Antonyms:
    respect, revere

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. despise

    Abhor is stronger than despise, implying a shuddering recoil, especially a moral recoil. "How many shun evil as inconvenient who do not abhor it as hateful." Trench Serm. in Westm. Abbey xxvi, 297. [Murray's "New English Dictionary"] Detest expresses indignation, with something of contempt. Loathe implies disgust, physical or moral. We abhor a traitor, despise a coward, detest a liar. We dislike an uncivil person. We abhor cruelty, hate tyranny. We loathe a reptile or a flatterer. We abhor Milton's heroic Satan, but we can not despise him.

    Synonyms:
    abhor, abominate, detest, dislike, hate, loathe, nauseate, scorn, shun

    Antonyms:
    admire, approve, covet, crave, desire, enjoy, esteem, esteem, like, love, relish

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. despise(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    contemn, scorn, spurn, disdain, scout, slight, disregard, hold in contempt, look down upon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. despise(v)

    Synonyms:
    contemn, disdain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "despise":

    hate, despised, scorn

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How to use despise in a sentence?

  1. Aleister Crowley:

    The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell.

  2. Marcus Aurelius:

    Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.

  3. Tal Dehtiar:

    You will never hear me call myself a social entrepreneur. I despise the word. I think it’s silly, we are not helping people; we are helping them by letting them help themselves.

  4. Katharine Fullerton Gerould:

    Funny how people despise platitudes, when they are usually the truest thing going. A thing has to be pretty true before it gets to be a platitude.

  5. Frank Herbert:

    What do you despise By this are you truly known.

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