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de·spise

despise

 
 
pronunciation:
dih spaIz
grammatical pattern:
verb + Poss + gerund
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: despises, despising, despised
definition: 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.[verb + Poss + gerund ]
synonyms:
abhor, abominate, contemn, detest, execrate, hate, loathe, scorn
antonyms:
adore, appreciate, esteem
similar words:
disdain, dislike
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derivation: despiser (n.)
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