What does it mean to despise someone

despise (German)

Part of speech: Verb

Hyphenation:
ver | ach | ten, simple past: ver | ach | te | te, participle II: ver | ach | tet
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [fɛɐ̯ˈʔaχtn̩], [fɛɐ̯ˈʔaχtən], simple past: [fɛɐ̯ˈʔaχtətə], past participle: [fɛɐ̯ˈʔaχtət]
Word meaning / definition:
1) disdain / loathe something or someone
Origin of the term:
from Middle High German misbehaved
Opposite words:
1) pay attention
Application examples:
1) The mayor stated that there is xenophobia despised and will do everything possible to get the problem under control.
1) “First people are forced under the yoke and then as servile despised, suppressed and then treated from above, dumbfounded and mocked for their stupidity, enslaved and reviled as slaves. "
Typical word combinations:
1) not to despise be
Word formations:
contempt
despicable, despicable
Conjugations:
Present tense: I. despise; you despise; he she it despised
Simple past: I. despised
Participle II: despised
Subjunctive II: i despised
Imperative: singular despise!; Plural despised!
Auxiliary verb: to have

Translations

  • Catalan: 1) despreciar, menysprear
  • Swedish: 1) förakta
  • Spanish: 1) despreciar, menospreciar
  • Hungarian: 1) lenéz, megvet

Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

There are people who are dependent on social media. Other despise she passionately. Do you really have to choose one side?
Spiegel Online, January 16, 2019

No, we are not liars. Maybe we journalists spit at each other a bit too long and despise to let. It's time to wipe the saliva off our cheeks and clarify a few basics.
Welt.de, September 22, 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for the fight against right-wing populism with a view to the European elections. There are populist tendencies, the values despise on which Europe was built.
Daily Sabah, May 19, 2019

Predecessors and successors are not always friends. But rarely despise they feel as much as Thomas de Maiziere and Horst Seehofer. No wonder that de Maiziere's book sparked new controversy.
sueddeutsche.de, February 13, 2019

They are hypermobile, picky and highly trained. you despise Customs and identity have long since formed their own tribe: the new global elites. Do you find out from the crisis in which you are stuck?
NZZ Online, July 9, 2019

Dance challanges and internet memes: Many smile at or despise Songs that became successful via TikTok. Rightly?
laut.de, April 17, 2020

On vacation we are all anti-German and despise ours for sandals and socks. But in times of the general attack on German identity, the tourist in shorts is still better than the destroyer of culture.
Welt.de, July 17, 2020

The Black Lives Matter protest in the United States has politicized many young black voters. you despise Donald Trump, but they don't want to make Joe Biden their president either. Why?
Spiegel Online, October 15, 2020

Diva, champion, tennis superstar, doping offender: the career of the former top ranked athletes had many facets. Many adore 'Masha', do despise you. Now the 32-year-old is turning her back on her sport.
Deutsche Welle, February 26, 2020

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Grammar / conjugations

Verßen Inflection - The conjugation of the verb to despise

It is a regular verb that is conjugated with the auxiliary verb haben.
 1st person singular2nd person singular3rd person singular1st person plural2nd person plural3rd person plural
Present indicativeI despiseyou despisehe / she / it despiseswe despiseyou despisedespise them
Present Subjunctive I.I despiseyou despisehe / she / it despiseswe despiseyou despisedespise them
Past tense indicativeI despisedyou despisedhe / she / it despisedwe despisedyou despisedthey despised
Past tense subjunctive III despisedyou despisedhe / she / it despisedwe despisedyou despisedthey despised
Perfect indicativeI despisedyou despisedhe / she / it despisedwe despisedyou despisedthey despised
Perfect subjunctive I.I despisedyou have despisedhe / she / it despisedwe despisedyou despisedthey despised
Past perfect indicativeI had despisedyou despisedhe / she / it had despisedwe had despisedyou despisedthey had despised
Past perfect subjunctive III would have despisedyou would have despisedhe / she / it would have despisedwe would have despisedyou would have despisedthey would have despised
Future I indicativeI will despiseyou will despisehe / she / it will despisewe will despiseyou will despisethey will despise
Future tense I subjunctivei will despiseyou will despisehe / she / it will despisewe will despiseyou will despisethey will despise
Future tense I subjunctive III would despiseyou would despisehe / she / it would despisewe would despiseyou would despisethey would despise
Future tense II indicativeI will have despisedyou will have despisedhe / she / it will have despisedwe will have despisedyou will have despisedthey will have despised
Future tense II subjunctive II will have despisedyou will have despisedhe / she / it will have despisedwe will have despisedyou will have despisedthey will have despised
Future tense II subjunctive IIi would have despisedyou would have despisedhe / she / it would have despisedwe would have despisedyou would have despisedthey would have despised

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Thesaurus & Synonyms

  • listen to (go): transitive, out of date, educational language: feeling disgust for something or someone
  • listen to (go): transitive, out of date, educational language: feeling disgust or aversion towards someone or something
  • to dismiss: upscale: disgusting, find something disgusting
  • to hate: someone, hate something: hostile feelings towards someone, harbor something; to hate someone (ornithology, behavioral research): band together against a (supposed) enemy (e.g. bird of prey)
  • loathe: Transitive: to feel disgust for someone or something
  • to look at (someone) over the armpit
  • abj ect
  • look down: see from top to bottom; look haughty, look down from above (feeling one's own superiority)
  • to refuse recognition
  • pay little attention: attach little importance and / or respect to a person or a situation
  • disdain: attach little importance and / or respect to a person or a situation
  • Treat disdainfully
  • look down (at): see from top to bottom; look haughty, look down from above (feeling one's own superiority)
  • look down (at)
  • look down (at): look down from a higher point; look haughty, look down from above (feeling one's own superiority)
  • look down (at)
  • look down (at)
  • to step in the dust (fig.)
  • to trample (fig.)
  • think nothing of
  • treat from above
  • think little of

Another word (synonym) for despise - Source: OpenThesaurus


Dictionary entries

Entries from our dictionary that contain "despise":

disrespect: ... Meaning of the word / definition: 1) respect, deny respect to someone Synonyms: 1) despise, disregard Opposite words: 1) respect Examples of use: 1) "Since ...

shit: renounce, reject, despise superordinate terms: 1) drop out Examples of use: 1) "Some of the Jews were previously made drunk or stuffed like fattened geese, so that they began to throw up and shit during the race." 2) I shit on you and your dirty money

disregard: insult, belittle, despise opposing words: 1) notice, recognize 2) apply, observe, comply 3) pay attention, honor Superordinate terms: 1) perception 3) honor Examples of use: 1) The signal bell was disregarded during the noise

Mistake: its conceptual origin: Old High German: far-, firsehan (partly meaning "despise"), Middle High German: provided Synonyms: 1) supply Examples of use: 1) It depicted a lady who, provided with a fur hat and a fur boa , sat upright

spit: ... 1) spit in your hands: approach a job with motivation 1) spit on someone: violently despise somebody 1) spit on something: despise something and strongly reject it 2) poison and ...


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contemptuous (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: ver | ach | ten | de Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA:…

despicable (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: ver | ach | ten | dem Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA:…

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contemptuous (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: ver | ach | ten | des Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA:…

despicable (German) Part of speech: adjective increments: positively despicable, comparative despicable, superlative ...

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