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English definition of “despise”

despise

verb [T not continuous]     /dɪˈspaɪz/
to feel a strong dislike for someone or something because you think they are bad or have 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.Not liking
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