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synonyms for despising

  • aloof
  • arrogant
  • averse
  • contemptuous
  • derisive
  • haughty
  • unsympathetic
  • antipathetic
  • cavalier
  • cold-shoulder
  • cool
  • egotistic
  • high-and-mighty
  • hoity-toity
  • indifferent
  • insolent
  • lordly
  • overbearing
  • proud
  • rejecting
  • repudiating
  • scouting
  • sneering
  • snooty
  • supercilious
  • superior
  • toplofty
  • uppity
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antonyms for despising

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  • humble
  • meek
  • shy
  • sympathetic
  • favoring
  • loving
  • praising
  • respectful
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How to use despising in a sentence

She went home despising in her heart both lords and menials, and dreaming, with new aspirations, of her Roman republic.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The Earl turned at this slightly, with an air of utterly dismissing and despising the speaker.
THE RAKE'S PROGRESSMARJORIE BOWEN
Despising the masses, he had no sympathy with the idea of improving their condition or increasing their power.
TOLSTOY ON SHAKESPEARELEO TOLSTOY
For a time, he clattered the rough dishes, clearing them out of the way, despising the work—a loathing shared by all human beings.
A YANKEE FROM THE WESTOPIE READ
God may postpone His punishment for a time, but He will find you out in time, and punish you for despising His servants.
COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSMARTIN LUTHER
But considering what my life has been, I cannot see why any man should, sooner or later, be able to help despising me.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
The monster, despising so inconsiderable an enemy, called to him to submit without fighting.
THE ARABIAN NIGHTSUNKNOWN
The English leaders, ignorant of their business and despising their opponents, began crossing the river to attack him.
BATTLES OF ENGLISH HISTORYH. B. (HEREFORD BROOKE) GEORGE
Ftatateeta, despising them and scorning the soldiers, pushes her way through the crowd and confronts the spear points undismayed.
CAESAR AND CLEOPATRAGEORGE BERNARD SHAW
She had come into this man's presence despising herself for having to ask him a favor.
THE CRISIS, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
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WORDS RELATED TO DESPISING

  • aloof
  • antipathetic
  • arrogant
  • averse
  • cavalier
  • cold-shoulder
  • contemptuous
  • cool
  • derisive
  • despising
  • egotistic
  • haughty
  • high-and-mighty
  • hoity-toity
  • indifferent
  • insolent
  • lordly
  • overbearing
  • proud
  • rejecting
  • repudiating
  • scouting
  • sneering
  • snooty
  • supercilious
  • superior
  • toplofty
  • unsympathetic
  • uppity
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.