despise


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Synonyms for despise

Synonyms for despise

to regard with utter contempt and disdain

to regard with extreme dislike and hostility

Synonyms for despise

look down on with disdain

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I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible.
Mr Robinson said each protest was a "cry for help from Middle England" but he disagreed with some EDL far-right elements, adding: "I despise Nazis as much as I despise Islamists.
It's the Old Firm derby of speedway and they despise us as well.
I was really undecided as I don't rate Cameron or Osbourne in the Conservative Party and I would say I actively despise Mandelson in the Labour Party.
I've grown to despise the Lottery because it's a tax on the poor and because it's a tax on those who are poor at maths (well at least sixfifths of them).
We despise ourselves, despise who we are, aspire only to compare ourselves with all that is not us, or to be like those who are not like us.
We should love the game beyond the prize," said Mr Jardine, "but that does not mean we should despise the prize.
Rebecca Knuth (Chair of the Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawaii) presents Burning Books And Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence and Culture Destruction, a scholarly study of nationalist, ethnic, religious, or political extremism taken to such lengths as to result in the wholesale destruction of libraries as an all-out assault upon cultural values the extremists despise.
Although a large majority of Iranians despise the hardliners, anyone who has the slightest familiarity with Iran's history knows that intense bombing of Iran will not lead to their downfall.
And even if they didn't despise their own people or their own nation, there was still a disconnect once they made this journey.
Fundamentalist religions do have the right to despise and deplore homosexuality, or pork, or whatever.
Iran's reigning mullahs may "despise" the MEK as rivals for power, but Americans should also despise the group for crimes it has committed against our countrymen.
He grew to reject and despise nuclear weapons, and with scientist Albert Einstein and philosopher Bertrand Russell signed a manifesto condemning their proliferation.
Dear Editor, - One of the objectives of the terrorists' bombing campaign, according to the 'New Face' of Estee Lauder Cosmetics (Blair) is to divide the nation and destroy away of life they so despise.
Though in life Bernita Brown's Aunt Babe seemed to despise her, Bernita comes to realize her aunt's treatment of her was a reflection of her own self-hatred.