despise despise  /dɪs ˈpaɪz/


  • (v) look down on with disdain


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  1. Even the most hardline Islamic clerics, who despise the United States, have been shocked into silence by the attacks.
  2. For once, the actress seems outside her character, cuing the audience to pity Stella here, despise her there.
  3. We despise these kinds of conflicts.


  1. Glenn Beck on Washington: 'I despise that city'

    Glenn Beck on Washington: 'I despise that city'
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  2. College cooking with rice and beans made easy

    If you're like me and hate to cook, there is finally hope. I’m not a very good chef. I don’t have the patience to stand around in the kitchen all day to make a meal, and I despise cleaning up after I’m done.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Independent Florida Alligator


  1. "The advance of liberty is opposed by terrorists and extremists -- evil men who despise freedom, despise America and aim to subject millions to their violent rule," Bush told the assembly.
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Press Media Wire

  2. "We are fighting a war in two countries and we're in a global struggle with violent extremists who despise us," said McCain.
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: John McCain Source: USA Today

  3. "One thing I really despise is a front-runner," O'Neal said Wednesday. "I know for a fact he's a master of panic and when it gets time for his team to go into the postseason and do certain things, he will let them down because of his panic."
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Shaquille O'Neal Source: Washington Post

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