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EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese despreçar, des- +‎ preçar, from preciar (to price, to hold dear), from Latin pretium (price), from Proto-Indo-European *preti- (back); or possibly through a Vulgar Latin *dispretiāre. Compare English depreciate, also Spanish despreciar, Italian disprezzare.

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VerbEdit

desprezar (first-person singular present indicative desprezo, past participle desprezado)

  1. to despise (regard with contempt or scorn)
    Synonyms: aviltar, menosprezar, rebaixar
    Antonyms: adorar, gostar
  2. to ignore
    Synonyms: desconsiderar, ignorar
    Antonyms: levar em conta, prezar

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