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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:

    hate, despised, scorn

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