Part of speech: verb

To regard as contemptible; disdain; scorn.

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Usage examples "despise":

  1. And through it all how I despise myself for wishing to tell them! - "The Dark Forest", Hugh Walpole.
  2. There is a " feeling of the House," a " sense" of the House, and no one who knows anything of it can despise it. - "The English Constitution", Walter Bagehot.
  3. He would not stay in the place which ought to despise him, and he might live in any part of the known world. - "The Higher Court", Mary Stewart Daggett.