despised

[ UK /dɪspˈa‍ɪzd/ ]
[ US /dɪˈspaɪzd/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. treated with dislike or contempt
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How To Use despised In A Sentence

  • They acted out of a conscience that patriots despised but at least could understand.
  • Truly, they are now loathed and despised in newspapers across the world.
  • This refers to a miser, perhaps the most despised of all types in a world where generosity is the yardstick by which humanity is measured.
  • He despised Hitler and Nazism as an emanation of ‘mass man’ and he believed the defeat of the Nazis would also bring an end to the power of the masses too.
  • Like the rancher, the irrigator was a conservative and despised any intervention from government. Centennial
  • She was a beautiful ship, in what we call "high kelter;" she seemed a living body, conscious of her own superior power over her opponents, whose shot she despised, as they fell thick and fast about her, while she deliberately took up an admirable position for battle. Frank Mildmay Or, The Naval Officer
  • She ended up living and working with Hong Kong's most despised and poorest inhabitants in a slum known as the Walled City.
  • But amassing information for its own sake seemed contemptible to Sontag, or pitiable, and like so many young people who hope to lead the life of the mind, she despised what she considered to be the airlessness and rigidity of academic life. Becoming Susan Sontag
  • Her own brother Theo despised cats, the Major complained when Sidhi dug in his flower beds, Duncan treated him with polite indifference, Felicity pronounced him unsanitary, and Meg lived in a bed-sit in Kilburn with a landlady she described as ferocious—no good prospects there. All Shall Be Well
  • Perhaps the phrase "I'm just a soul whose intentions are good" are more than the words of an often despised and misunderstood singer. Michael Gilmour: Yusuf Islam, Salman Rushdie And Censorship
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