Translation of "despise" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /dɪˈspaɪz/ us /dɪˈspɑɪz/ present participle despising, past tense and past participle despised

to hate someone or something and have no respect for them or it

odiar (con desprecio)
The two groups despise each other.

(Translation of “despise” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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.

(Translation of “despise” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)