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despise

  

      vb   tr   to look down on with contempt; scorn  
he despises flattery     
     (C13: from Old French despire, from Latin despicere to look down, from de- + specere to look)  
  despiser      n  
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despise

  
  
abhor, contemn, deride, detest, disdain, disregard, flout, have a down on     (informal)   loathe, look down on, neglect, revile, scorn, slight, spurn, undervalue  
  
Antonyms     
   admire, adore, be fond of, be keen on, cherish, dig     (slang)   esteem, fancy     (informal)   love, relish, revel in, take to  

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