despisal despisal


  • (n) a feeling of scornful hatred


  1. Both were brought up in a professional tradition which demands despisal of Clark Howell and his stodgy old Constitution (circulation: 99,000) and, of late years, hatred of Georgia .
  2. They smashed statues of Mahatma Gandhi (a Gujarati himself), burned Desai in effigy, flourished pictures of Nehru hung with old shoes as a gesture of despisal.
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/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /