despised


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de·spise

 (dĭ-spīz′)
tr.v. de·spised, de·spis·ing, de·spis·es
1. To regard with contempt or scorn: despised all cowards and flatterers.
2. To dislike intensely; loathe: despised the frigid weather in January.

[Middle English despisen, from Old French despire, despis-, from Latin dēspicere : dē-, de- + specere, to look; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

de·spis′al (-spī′zəl) n.
de·spis′er n.
Synonyms: despise, contemn, disdain, scorn
These verbs mean to regard with utter contempt: despises incompetence; contemned the dictator's actions; disdained my suggestion; scorns sentimentality.
Antonym: esteem
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.despised - treated with contempt
unloved - not loved
Translations
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For a long time he could not reconcile himself to the idea that he was one of those same retired Moscow gentlemen-in-waiting he had so despised seven years before.
In moments of pride, when he thought of his position it seemed to him that he was quite different and distinct from those other retired gentlemen-in-waiting he had formerly despised: they were empty, stupid, contented fellows, satisfied with their position, "while I am still discontented and want to do something for mankind.
Napoleon Bonaparte was despised by all as long as he was great, but now that he has become a wretched comedian the Emperor Francis wants to offer him his daughter in an illegal marriage.
Though he yearned for Mildred so madly he despised her.
He painted in glowing colours the side of Paris which he despised. He pressed her to come with him.
And there is nothing wastes so rapidly as liberality, for even whilst you exercise it you lose the power to do so, and so become either poor or despised, or else, in avoiding poverty, rapacious and hated.
I would rather be dead and buried when the time comes for you to despise me, so that it may never be known to me that you despised me."
I was only made for that, soiled, despised, dishonored, but what matters it?--beloved.
Of course, I hated my fellow clerks one and all, and I despised them all, yet at the same time I was, as it were, afraid of them.
I, for instance, genuinely despised my official work and did not openly abuse it simply because I was in it myself and got a salary for it.
Israeli leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, was despised by Obama and is loved by Trump.
Arrogance is the most despised attribute in Islam, because the essence of its teachings delves upon utmost humility among mankind.