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Spanish translation of “despise”

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verb /diˈspaiz/
to look upon with scorn and contempt
I know he despises me for leaving him for another man.
to refuse to have, use etc; to scorn
desdeñar, despreciar
She despises all forms of violence.
despicable /diˈspikəbl/ adjective contemptible, worthless and deserving to be despised
despreciable, desdeñable
His behaviour/behavior was despicable.
despicably adverb
de manera despreciable, de manera infame, vilmente
He treated her despicably.
Translations of “despise”
in Korean 경멸하다…
in Arabic يَكْرَه, يَزْدَري…
in French mépriser, dédaigner…
in Italian disprezzare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鄙視,蔑視, 厭惡…
in Russian презирать…
in Turkish aşağılamak, hor görmek, küçümsemek…
in Polish gardzić, pogardzać…
in Portuguese desprezar…
in German verachten, verschmähen…
in Catalan menysprear…
in Japanese (人、物)を軽蔑する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鄙视,蔑视, 厌恶…
(Definition of despise from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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