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Definition of despise:

  1. To look down upon with disfavor or contempt; to contemn; to scorn; to disdain; to have a low opinion or contemptuous dislike of.


spurn, scorn, freeze off, sneer at, respect, flout, shun, disdain, execrate, nauseate, turn down, look down on, scout, reject, look down upon, love, pooh-pooh, dislike, contemn.

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