- Word Combinations (verb), Word Explorer, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||despises, despising, despised
||to hate or feel contempt for.
I despise him for the unforgivable way he treated my sister.The conquered people despised the invaders.I despise having to be polite to such a brute.She despises his talking to her in that patronizing way.
- abhor, abominate, contemn, detest, execrate, hate, loathe, scorn
- adore, appreciate, esteem
- similar words:
- disdain, dislike
||mind, scoff, scorn