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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.

Despise Quotations

Allah says in the Qur'an not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. It's who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque - and I'm a basketball player with money and prestige - if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. He's better than me. It's about knowledge.
Hakeem Olajuwon

A good youth ought to have a fear of God, to be subject to his parents, to give honor to his elders, to preserve his purity; he ought not to despise humility, but should love forbearance and modesty. All these are an ornament to youthful years.
Saint Ambrose

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Noam Chomsky

I despise formal restaurants. I find all of that formality to be very base and vile. I would much rather eat potato chips on the sidewalk.
Werner Herzog

Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.
Blaise Pascal
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Despise Translations

despise in Danish is foragte
despise in Dutch is minachten, verachten
despise in German is verachten, verachten, verachte
despise in Italian is disprezzare
despise in Latin is sperno sprevi spretum, conculco, despicio
despise in Spanish is desde ar, despreciar
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