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Despise Definition in Context with Images

Published on August 22nd, 2022 | Last updated on August 22nd, 2022 by | Category: English Vocabulary in Context | No Comments on Despise Definition in Context with Images | 124 Views | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Despise definition in context with images and synonyms from the book, Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student. Learn the word, despise, in short authentic passages with parts of speech and improve your reading comprehension as well.

/dɪˈspaɪz/ (verb)

Despise definition

to hate or dislike someone or something excessively because you think they are worthless or so bad, disdain, loathe, look down on, revile, scorn, deride, detest, spurn, deplore, abhor, feel contempt for


Feelings of hatred or intense emotional dislike develop for many reasons. People might begin to despise another person or group when they:

  1. Feel envy or want what the other person has. They may consider it unfair that someone has what they lack.
  2. Have contempt for another person or believe them to be inferior.
  3. Learn hatred from parents, their community, or other social groups.
  4. Are humiliated or mistreated by another person.

Source of example: https://www.goodtherapy.org



Parts of speech

Adjective: despicable

Adverb: despicably

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