despise


despise
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. scorn, disdain, hold in contempt, hate. Ant., love.
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(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. scorn, disdain, contemn, hate, look down on, look down upon, spurn, sneer at, flout, dislike, loathe, detest, abhor; see also hate 1 .
Syn.- despise implies a strong emotional response toward that which one looks down upon with contempt or aversion [ to despise a hypocrite ] ; to scorn is to feel indignation toward or deep contempt for, often with the implication of rejection or refusal [ to scorn the offer of a bribe ] ; disdain implies a haughty or arrogant contempt for what one considers beneath one's dignity [ to disdain flattery ] ; contemn , chiefly a literary word, implies a vehement disapproval of a person or thing as base, vile, or despicable See also Synonym Study at hate .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
disdain, hate, loathe, abhor, scorn, spurn, look down on, revile, execrate, detest, *can't stand.
ANT.: admire, respect, like
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To regard with utter contempt and disdain: contemn, disdain, scorn, scout2. Idioms: have no use for, look down on (or upon). See RESPECT. 2. To regard with extreme dislike and hostility: abhor, abominate, detest, execrate, hate, loathe. See LOVE.

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