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Another word for despise

  1. To regard with utter contempt and disdain

      1. To spy on or explore carefully in order to obtain information; reconnoiter.
      2. To observe and evaluate (a talented person), as for possible hiring.
      3. To search as a scout:
      1. Contempt or disdain felt toward a person or object considered despicable or unworthy:
      2. The expression of such an attitude in behavior or speech; derision:
      3. The state of being despised or dishonored:
      1. To regard or treat with haughty contempt:
      2. To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath oneself:
      3. A feeling or show of contempt and aloofness; scorn.
      1. To view with contempt; despise.
  2. To regard with extreme dislike and hostility

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Another word for despise

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Synonym Study

  • Contemn , chiefly a literary word, implies a vehement disapproval of a person or thing as base, vile, or despicable See also syn. study at hate.
  • Disdain implies a haughty or arrogant contempt for what one considers beneath one's dignity to disdain flattery
  • To scorn is to feel indignation toward or deep contempt for, often with the implication of rejection or refusal to scorn the offer of a bribe
  • Despise implies a strong emotional response toward that which one looks down upon with contempt or aversion to despise a hypocrite