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Despise synonyms

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To reject or refuse with derision:
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  1. To reject or refuse with derision:
  2. To consider or treat as contemptible or unworthy:
  3. To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath one's dignity:
To regard or treat with haughty contempt:
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  1. To regard or treat with haughty contempt:
  2. To regard or treat as unworthy or beneath one's dignity; specif., to refuse or reject with aloof contempt or scorn
  3. To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath oneself:
To view with contempt; despise.
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  1. To view with contempt; despise.
  2. (Chiefly Literary) To treat or think of with contempt; scorn
To feel dislike or distaste for:
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  1. To feel dislike or distaste for:
  2. To be disinclined (to do something) out of politeness or a need to apologize:
  3. To feel strong dislike for or hostility toward:
To regard or treat as inferior.
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Alternative form of look down on.
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  1. Alternative form of look down on.
To reject something contemptuously.
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  1. To reject something contemptuously.
  2. To show contempt or disdain in refusing or rejecting
  3. To refuse or reject with contempt or disdain; scorn
To ignore or disregard (a rule or convention, for example) in an open or defiant way:
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  1. To ignore or disregard (a rule or convention, for example) in an open or defiant way:
  2. To mock or scoff at; show scorn or contempt for
  3. To scorn.
To regard with distaste or aversion.
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  1. To regard with distaste or aversion.
  2. To have a feeling of not liking; feel aversion to; have objections to
  3. To have a feeling of aversion or antipathy towards; not to like. [from 16th c.]
To dislike (someone or something) greatly; abhor.
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  1. To dislike (someone or something) greatly; abhor.
  2. To feel intense dislike, disgust, or hatred for; abhor; detest
To dislike intensely; abhor.
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  1. To dislike intensely; abhor.
  2. To dislike intensely; hate; abhor
To regard with horror or loathing; detest:
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  1. To regard with horror or loathing; detest:
  2. To shrink from in disgust, hatred, etc.; detest
To view with contempt; despise.
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  1. To view with contempt; despise.
  2. (Chiefly Literary) To treat or think of with contempt; scorn
To regard or treat with haughty contempt:
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  1. To regard or treat with haughty contempt:
  2. To regard or treat as unworthy or beneath one's dignity; specif., to refuse or reject with aloof contempt or scorn
  3. To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath oneself:
To reject or refuse with derision:
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  1. To reject or refuse with derision:
  2. To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath one's dignity:
  3. To consider or treat as contemptible or unworthy:
To work as a scout
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  1. To work as a scout
  2. To search for talented people:
  3. To search as a scout:
To regard with horror or loathing; detest:
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  1. To regard with horror or loathing; detest:
  2. To shrink from in disgust, hatred, etc.; detest
To detest thoroughly; abhor.
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  1. To detest thoroughly; abhor.
  2. To feel hatred and disgust for; loathe
  3. To dislike very much
To dislike intensely; abhor.
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  1. To dislike intensely; abhor.
  2. To dislike intensely; hate; abhor
To speak abusively or contemptuously of; denounce scathingly
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  1. To speak abusively or contemptuously of; denounce scathingly
  2. To feel loathing for; abhor.
  3. To loathe; detest; abhor
To feel dislike or distaste for:
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  1. To feel dislike or distaste for:
  2. To be disinclined (to do something) out of politeness or a need to apologize:
  3. To feel strong dislike for or hostility toward:
To feel intense dislike, disgust, or hatred for; abhor; detest
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  1. To feel intense dislike, disgust, or hatred for; abhor; detest
  2. To dislike (someone or something) greatly; abhor.

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 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for despise, like: scorn, disdain, contemn, hate, look-down-on, look-down-upon, spurn, sneer at, flout, dislike and loathe.