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Wordnet 3.0


1. treated with contempt;
[syn: despised, detested, hated, scorned]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Despise \De*spise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Despised; p. pr. & vb. n. Despising.] [OF. despis-, in some forms of despire to despise, fr. L. despicere, despectum, to look down upon, despise; de- + spicere, specere, to look. See Spy, and cf. Despicable, Despite.] To look down upon with disfavor or contempt; to contemn; to scorn; to disdain; to have a low opinion or contemptuous dislike of. [1913 Webster] Fools despise wisdom and instruction. --Prov. i. 7. [1913 Webster] Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them. --Jowett (Thucyd. ). Syn: To contemn; scorn; disdain; slight; undervalue. See Contemn. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

despised adj 1: treated with contempt [syn: despised, detested, hated, scorned]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "despised": contemned, declined, declined with thanks, denied, disapproved, discarded, discounted, disdained, disliked, dismissed, disowned, excepted, excluded, forsworn, ignored, lowly, misprized, misunderstood, not considered, out of favor, rebuffed, refused, rejected, renounced, repudiated, repulsed, scouted, spurned, thankless, unappreciated, uncared-for, unlamented, unmissed, unmourned, unpopular, unregretted, unsung, unvalued