despised despised  /dɪs ˈpaɪzd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) treated with contempt

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Little Louie, half starved, battled anti-Semitic bullies and helped his father whom he despised as much as he adored his mother.
  2. The Pope's chief enforcer of doctrine and morals, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger is the most powerful prince of the Church and one of the most despised.
  3. Alexander's sentiments may explain why outsourcing is blossoming in the legal profession, which is known--and often despised--for its high prices.

News

  1. Help is available for dealing with suicide

    Once upon a time there was a young man who had everything — a loving family, great friends, awesome teachers and so much more. As he grew into his teenage years, his friends started making new friends, his parents got a divorce and he despised his teachers. Life just didn’t seem so great after all.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

  2. Why Everyone Hates The ESPN Show 'First Take' In A Single Screenshot

    ESPN's day-time show First Take is universally despised among sports bloggers and media commentators. The show involves two talking ends — Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless — arguing about sports in extreme terms, often disingenuously.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. Contrarian Gold Stocks 2

    Successful investing requires buying low before later selling high. And stock prices are the lowest when they are the most deeply out of favor. That perfectly describes gold miners’ stocks these days, this sector is loathed and despised after a horrendous year so far.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: GoldSeek.com

Quotes

  1. "It's very juvenile," Krzyzewski said when asked about it. "We have great kids. They go to school. They graduate. If we're going to be despised or hated because we go to school and we want to win, you know what? That's your problem."
    on Apr 5, 2010 By: Mike Krzyzewski Source: CNN

  2. "Blair is nowhere liked. He's despised, in fact," Salmond told The Associated Press in Selkirk, Scotland. "It's one of the factors."
    on May 1, 2007 By: Alex Salmond Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. In the land they left behind, the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki "has little credibility among the Shia populations from which it emerged," writes McCaffrey. "It is despised by the Sunni as a Persian surrogate. It is...
    on Mar 27, 2007 By: Barry McCaffrey Source: ArmyTimes.com

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periphery periphery
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