- 1. contempt, disdain, scorn, despite, dislike
- usage: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
- 2. condescension, disdain, patronage, disparagement, depreciation, derogation
- usage: a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
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- 1. contemn, despise, scorn, disdain, hate, detest
- usage: look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately"
- 2. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down, refuse, decline
- usage: reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"
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