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Synonyms for despise
dɪˈspaɪzde·spise

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  1. despiseverb

    Synonyms:
    scorn

    Antonyms:
    revere, respect

  2. despiseverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemn, despise, scorn, disdainverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. despiseverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. despiseverb

    Synonyms:
    contemn, disdain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "despise":

    hate, despised, scorn

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#8574reject
#17397dislike
#31276despise
#31524shun
#34727scorn
#37376despised
#37610disdain
#49384loathe
#69016detest
#73795abhor
#113548spurn

How to use despise in a sentence?

  1. Abraham Lincoln:

    We cannot ask a man what he will do, and if we should, and he should answer us, we should despise him for it. Therefore we must take a man whose opinions are known.

  2. Publilius Syrus:

    It is only the ignorant who despise education.

  3. George Steiner:

    The violent illiteracies of the graffiti, the clenched silence of the adolescent, the nonsense cries from the stage-happening, are resolutely strategic. The insurgent and the freak-out have broken off discourse with a cultural system which they despise as a cruel, antiquated fraud. They will not bandy words with it. Accept, even momentarily, the conventions of literate linguistic exchange, and you are caught in the net of the old values, of the grammars that can condescend or enslave.

  4. Russell Green:

    The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving.

  5. Black Americans:

    The race card is not the only one of the left's go-to weapons of choice against an America they've grown to despise, but it's also a tool of distraction from their myriad policy failures, the fact is, for decades now, Democrats have spectacularly failed — failed the very people they claim to be helping with all this racial hectoring.


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