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despise

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Etymology

Latin despicere.

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Verb

Infinitive
to despise

Third person singular
despis

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to despise (third-person singular simple present despis, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To regard with contempt or scorn.

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