To feel strong dislike for or hostility toward:
To regard or treat as unworthy or beneath one's dignity; specif., to refuse or reject with aloof contempt or scorn
(Obs.) To scoff
The definition of despise is to strongly dislike, or to treat with scorn.
To observe and evaluate (a talented person), as for possible hiring.
To abide by an agreement.
Find another word for contemning. In this page you can discover 6 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for contemning, like: hating, disdaining, scorning, despising, scouting and respecting.