Definition of 'despise'
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Example sentences containing 'despise'
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She cried hysterically, and said that he would always despise her. Daniel Deronda (1876)Can she lose weight, improve her health and learn to love the body she has always despised? The Sun (2006)The mum of three whose life was ruined after he infected her said yesterday: 'I despise him. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'despise'
British English: despise /dɪˈspaɪz/ VERB
If you despise someone or something, you hate them very much.
I despised myself for my cowardly behaviour.
- American English: despise
- Arabic: يَحْتَقِرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: desprezar
- Chinese: 鄙视
- Croatian: prezirati
- Czech: opovrhovat
- Danish: foragte
- Dutch: verafschuwen
- European Spanish: despreciar
- Finnish: halveksia
- French: mépriser
- German: verachten
- Greek: περιφρονώ
- Italian: disprezzare
- Japanese: 軽蔑する
- Korean: 경멸하다
- Norwegian: forakte
- Polish: wzgardzić
- European Portuguese: desprezar
- Romanian: a disprețui
- Russian: презирать
- Spanish: despreciar
- Swedish: förakta
- Thai: เหยียดหยาม
- Turkish: hor görmek
- Ukrainian: зневажати
- Vietnamese: khinh thường
Definition of despise from the Collins English Dictionary
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