despise [dih-spahyz] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||look down on|
|Synonyms:||abhor, abominate, allergic to, contemn, deride, detest, disdain, disregard, eschew, execrate, feel contempt for, flout, hate, have no use for, loathe, look down nose at, misprize, neglect, put down*, reject, renounce, repudiate, revile, scorn, shun, slight, snub, spurn, undervalue, wipe out|
|Notes:||one would tend to detest someone for behavior, despise someone for character
hate means to 'dislike intensely, loathe' and despise means 'look down on contemptuously'
|Antonyms:||admire, appreciate, cherish, like, love|