despise Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"despise" in British English

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despiseverb [T not continuous]

uk   us   /dɪˈspaɪz/
to ​feel a ​strongdislike 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.
(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 ​strongdislike for someone or something that you ​think is ​bad or ​worthless: He ​adored his ​daughter, but despised his ​son.
(Definition of despise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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