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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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HISTORIC PRESERVATION: AN INTRODUCTION TO ITS HISTORY, PRINCIPLES, AND PRACTICE 11-18 (2009); Byrne, Cultured Despisers, supra note 11; J.
23) From this perspective, the robust self-confidence of religion's contemporary despisers might easily be taken for idolatrous fideism.
Their inclusion parallels the Gulliverian demography in which an inculpation, initially attached to the despised group, spreads in widening circles to all others, including the despisers and exploiters, without ever disavowing the initial inculpation.
All the better for the church to allow the rich texts we hear today and the music and art that have been inspired by it to craft a special holiday more in tune with the quotidian realities of living out the koinonia of the gospel in our multicultural world--a world that from the first included cultured despisers of the infant church who sneeringly concluded that, "They are filled with new wine" (Acts 2:13).
In separate chapters, Richard Muller and William van Asselt offer a comparable rescue of Protestant scholasticism from its contemporary despisers.
But the story seems to show that the theologia constructiva was constantly confused with and/or inhibited by a theologia defensia, a battle against indifferentists such as deists and other cultured despisers of religion.
7) To their credit, Christianity's cultured despisers recognize that hope has no authority in the absence of transcendent credentials.
In addition, a rich understanding of "feeling" (Gefuhl) connects religion and its despisers.
They look at us and they know that accommodating the Christian faith to its cultured despisers is a western strategy that has failed.
A Reply to Religion's Cultured Despisers was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2009.
The despisers of politics come from outside the political arena.
Conversely, he cannot stand the 'fanatics', which he regards as 'the despisers of tradition' (pp.