[ US /dɪˈspaɪzɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /dɪspˈa‍ɪzɪŋ/ ]
  1. a feeling of scornful hatred
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How To Use despising In A Sentence

  • No longer will he take his daily enjoyment in despising the wife of his bosom – because nature has decreed that she shall be the wife of his bosom and not the husband of some one else's. Marriage as a Trade
  • We also need to recognize that there is a dangerous boldness of great consequence in despising whatever we cannot understand. True or False? « So Many Books
  • The Times proclaimed that the prime cause why the Irish peasantry have been reduced to their present level must be sought for in the neglect and unthrift of past generations of claret - drinking, writ-despising, landlords. 15 Ed Lengel: "A 'Perverse and Ill-Fated People'"
  • I tried to work out if they were pitying or despising me but, hell, it made no difference.
  • I know all about despising other nationalities.
  • It didn't stop him despising her for leaving him to face the fate she had escaped. THE LAST TEMPTATION
  • He shook his head, angry with himself that he should feel shame at the confession when his savage reasoning told him he was right in despising work. THE HOBO AND THE FAIRY
  • Saine, insomuch that when the capteins of that armie did linger out the time, by reason the seas and aire was troubled, they cried to haue the sailes hoised vp, and signe giuen to lanch foorth, that they might passe forward on their iournie, despising certeine tokens which threatened their wrecke, and so set forward on a rainie and tempestuous day, sailing with a crosse wind, for no forewind might serue their turne. Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (4 of 8) The Fovrth Booke Of The Historie Of England
  • It is therefore not me, but Christ, whom ye wrong: it is His patience that ye try in despising my admonitions, and derogating from my authority [Calvin]. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • France nurtured what was essentially a myth of a united people, secretly despising and plotting against the occupiers for five years.
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