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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

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

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Khalil Gibran

The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
Lao Tzu

I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
Marcus Aurelius
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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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