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English definition of “despise”

despise

verb [T not continuous]     /dɪˈspaɪz/
to feel a strong dislike for someone or something because you think that that person or thing is bad or has no value : The two groups despise each other. She despised him for the way he treated her sister . He despised him self for be ing such a coward .Not liking
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