Despise synonyms

dĭ-spīz'
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To feel dislike or distaste for:
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To have a feeling of aversion or antipathy towards; not to like. [from 16th c.]
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The definition of abominate means to hate or have contempt for something.
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To scorn is to express a feeling of contempt or disgust for something.
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To show no evidence of attention concerning (something):
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To turn aside or avoid; to keep away from; to reject.
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(Intransitive) To reject disdainfully; contemn; scorn.
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A feeling or show of contempt and aloofness; scorn.
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To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem or admire:
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To ignore or disregard (a rule or convention, for example) in an open or defiant way:
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To feel intense dislike, disgust, or hatred for; abhor; detest
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To detest is defined as to really dislike or hate someone or something.
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To treat (someone) with discourteous reserve or inattention:
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To vilify; revile
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To feel love for (a person):
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(Scots) To be pleased.
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To set a high value on; to regard with respect or reverence.
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To view with contempt; despise.
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To despise or hold in contempt; to undervalue. [from 15th c.]
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To refuse to have anything to do with; to disown.
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Scout is defined as to explore or observe.
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To keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently, often, specif., as a practice by a group against a co-worker, coreligionist, etc. who has fallen out of favor
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Appreciate is defined as being grateful to someone.
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To hold dear; feel or show love for
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(Chiefly New England & Upper Southern US) To enjoy (something):
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To speak abusively or contemptuously of; denounce scathingly
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To regard or treat as inferior.
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Alternative form of look down on.
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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
Find another word for despise. In this page you can discover 40 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for despise, like: hate, dislike, abominate, scorn, disregard, sneer at, abhor, spurn, disdain, have no use for and respect.