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despise

de·spise

despise

 
pronunciation:
dih spaIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: despised, despises, despising
definition: to hate or feel contempt for.
I despise him for the unforgivable way he treated my sister.The conquered people despised the invaders.
synonyms:
abhor, abominate, contemn, detest, execrate, hate, loathe, scorn
antonyms:
adore, appreciate, esteem
similar words:
disdain, dislike
derivation: despiser (n.)
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