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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 (down) + speciō (I look at, behold).

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despise (third-person singular simple present despises, present participle despising, simple past and past participle despised)

  1. To regard with contempt or scorn.
  2. To disregard or ignore.

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