Meaning of “despise” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “despise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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despiseverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈspɑɪz/

to feel a strong dislike for someone or something that you think is bad or worthless:

He adored his daughter, but despised his son.

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There is still a tendency to undervalue or even to despise the experience that comes with age, although many young people could benefit from it.