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despise
used in The Guardian

4 uses
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Definition
to dislike strongly and to look down upon with disrespect
  • He respected that, for what he despised above all was weakness.
    Twelve (21% in)
  • He'd despised his father, as Julie had despised the men who'd moved in and out of her life.
    Twenty-one (56% in)
  • He'd despised his father, as Julie had despised the men who'd moved in and out of her life.
    Twenty-one (56% in)
  • She decided she absolutely despised this guy.
    Thirty-three (13% in)

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