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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Despise  \De*spise"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Despised};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Despising}.]  [OF.  despis-,  in  some  forms  of  despire 
  to  despise,  fr  L.  despicere  despectum  to  look  down  upon 
  despise;  de-  +  spicere,  specere  to  look  See  {Spy},  and  cf 
  {Despicable},  {Despite}.] 
  To  look  down  upon  with  disfavor  or  contempt;  to  contemn;  to 
  scorn;  to  disdain;  to  have  a  low  opinion  or  contemptuous 
  dislike  of 
 
  Fools  despise  wisdom  and  instruction.  --Prov.  i.  7. 
 
  Men  naturally  despise  those  who  court  them  but  respect 
  those  who  do  not  give  way  to  them  --Jowett 
  (Thucyd.  ). 
 
  Syn:  To  contemn;  scorn;  disdain;  slight;  undervalue.  See 
  {Contemn}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  despised 
  adj  :  treated  with  contempt  [syn:  {detested},  {hated},  {scorned}] 




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