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- dispise (obsolete)
From Middle English despisen, from Old French despis-, stem of despire, from Latin dēspicere, present active infinitive of dēspiciō (“I look down upon, despise, scorn”), from dē (“down”) + speciō (“I look at”). Displaced native Old English forsēon.
- To regard with contempt or scorn.
- James still despises his brother for the time he pushed him out of a tree during their childhood.
- To disregard or ignore.
to regard with contempt or scorn
to disregard or ignore
- “despise” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “despise” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.