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