глагол презирать, относиться с презрением Например: to despise utterly — совершенно презирать I despised him for his cowardice. — Я презирал его за трусость. Синоним(ы): abhor, disdain, loathe, scorn Антоним(ы): adore, appreciate, like, love, respect
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French despis-, stem of despire, from Latin despicere, from de- + specere to look — more at spy
1. to look down on with contempt or aversion
Example: despised the weak 2. to regard as negligible, worthless, or distasteful • despisement noun • despiser noun Synonyms: despise, contemn, scorn, disdain mean to regard as unworthy of one's notice or consideration. despise may suggest an emotional response ranging from strong dislike to loathing
Example: despises cowards. contemn implies a vehement condemnation of a person or thing as low, vile, feeble, or ignominious
Example: contemns the image of women promoted by advertisers. scorn implies a ready or indignant contempt
Example: scorns the very thought of retirement. disdain implies an arrogant or supercilious aversion to what is regarded as unworthy
Example: disdained popular music.