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. George Eliot Daniel Deronda (1876)Can she lose weight, improve her health and learn to love the body she has always despised? The Sun (2006)

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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
  • Latin American 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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