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despise

verb [T not continuous] uk   us   /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 himself for being such a coward.
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