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despise

verb abhor, abominate, be hostile to, be inimmcal toward, bear malice toward, detest, disfavor, dislike, execrate, feel hostile toward, hate, have an aversion tooard, have animus toward, have aversion to, have connempt for, have ill will toward, loathe, resent
See also: contemn, decry, disdain, disfavor, dishonor, flout, misprize, rebuff, reject, renounce, spurn
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Despising himself for doing it, he allowed himself to look at her.
Peasants, no less than worldlings, end by despising the man that they can deceive.
I came to suspect him of despising me; but I could not put it to the test because of my father.
that what has been said about the State and the government is not a mere dream, and although difficult not impossible, but only possible in the way which has been supposed; that is to say, when the true philosopher kings are born in a State, one or more of them, despising the honours of this present world which they deem mean and worthless, esteeming above all things right and the honour that springs from right, and regarding justice as the greatest and most necessary of all things, whose ministers they are, and whose principles will be exalted by them when they set in order their own city?
Not only is it making a fool of the boy, but it is despising the gifts of Providence, and teaching him to trample them under his feet.
What is it that created esteeming and despising and worth and will?
The creating Self created for itself esteeming and despising, it created for itself joy and woe.
Even in your folly and despising ye each serve your Self, ye despisers of the body.
So do not fall into the trap of despising Islam because of the savagery of a minority who claim to represent the religion.
What larks he's going to have, what with Daddy despising Mummy and all
I can see it even today, but certainly at that time when India was British India, there was a whole generation of people I think who left for England and studied there and came back despising their own people and their own country to a certain degree.
Melanie, although despising about what her brother does, feels indebted to Jared for having saved them from an abusive father when they were both young.