Synonyms of despise in English:


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1‘he despised weakness in any form’

detest, hate, loathe, abhor, abominate, execrate, regard with contempt, feel contempt for, shrink from, be repelled by, not be able to bear, not be able to stand, not be able to stomach, find intolerable, deplore, dislike
scorn, disdain, slight, look down on, heap scorn on, pour scorn on, deride, scoff at, jeer at, sneer at, mock, revile
spurn, shun
archaic contemn, disrelish

like, respect