despise


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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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To say the truth, Mr Allworthy's situation had never been so bad as the great caution of the doctor had represented it: but as a wise general never despises his enemy, however inferior that enemy's force may be, so neither doth a wise physician ever despise a distemper, however inconsiderable.
I have had enough; and now I shall not live for you to despise me
They seem to believe they represent the interests of our country, yet they actually despise our freedoms and institutions.
But as much as I despise Evans, despise lynch mobs more.
Those are the foundations on which the civilised West was built - and the values that the bloodthirsty fanatics of Islam's wild fringe despise for they threaten their backward, domineering world-view.
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.
Eggplant I used to despise it, but now I can't get enough.
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.
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.
To get the true English experience you need to be able to identify a team which is ludicrously over-hyped, has a manager you can despise and is guaranteed to go out on penalties in the quarter finals.
We should love the game beyond the prize," said Mr Jardine, "but that does not mean we should despise the prize.
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.
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.
And even if they didn't despise their own people or their own nation, there was still a disconnect once they made this journey.