Synonyms for despise

Grammar : Verb
Spell : dih-spahyz
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈspaɪz

Top 10 synonyms for despise Other synonyms for the word despise

Définition of despise

Origin :
  • c.1300, from Old French despis-, present participle stem of despire "to despise," from Latin despicere "look down on, scorn," from de- "down" (see de-) + spicere/specere "look at" (see scope (n.1)). Related: Despised; despising.
  • verb look down on
Example sentences :
  • How charmingly might you and I live together, and despise them all!
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • How will he despise what he can grasp, for the sake of the dim glory that eludes him!
  • Extract from : « Other Tales and Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • I have no enmity to these ladies; I only despise them, or rather, their follies and their faults.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Of this at least be sure—I hate you, I despise you, but I fear you not at all.
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by H. Rider Haggard
  • For many reasons we may be disgusted with life, but for none may we despise it.
  • Extract from : « Reflections » by Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
  • The Prigs who despise the people are often loaded with lands and crowned.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • Do not despise us if we still secretly believe a little in the black man.
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka
  • I should despise him if he broke it; but can I love him for keeping it?
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Why, you must despise him: you must hate him, if you can, and run away from him—But whither?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson

Antonyms for despise

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