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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
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