Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » D » Desirable ... Desquamate


Pronunciation (US): Play

 Dictionary entry overview: What does despise mean? 

DESPISE (verb)
  The verb DESPISE has 1 sense:

1. look down on with disdain

  Familiarity information: DESPISE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DESPISE (verb)

Sense 1despise [BACK TO TOP]


Look down on with disdain

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling


contemn; despise; disdain; scorn

Context examples:

He despises the people he has to work for / The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately

Hypernyms (to "despise" is one way to...):

detest; hate (dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "despise"):

look down on (regard with contempt)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot despise Sue

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Honesty is the best policy." (English proverb)

"Flattering words will not be spoken from the mouth of an affectionate person." (Bhutanese proverb)

"Don't take any wooden nickels." (American proverb)

"Many hands make light work." (Dutch proverb)

Page delivered in 0.0978 seconds

AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the dictionary to your list of search providers.

Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


Other popular searches: