Associations to the word «Despise»

Wiktionary

DESPISE, verb. To regard with contempt or scorn.
DESPISE, verb. To disregard or ignore.

Dictionary definition

DESPISE, verb. Look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats