despreciar


despreciar
v.
1 to scorn.
2 to spurn.
3 to despise, to disdain, to flout, to hold in contempt.
Ricardo desprecia a los avaros Richard despises cheapskates.
4 to turn down, to snub.
La chica despreció su ayuda The girl turned down his help.
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despreciar
Conjugation model [CAMBIAR], like cambiar
verbo transitivo
1 (desdeñar) to despise, scorn, look down on
desprecia a sus vecinos he looks down on his neighbours
2 (desestimar) to reject; (ignorar) to disregard, ignore
no debemos despreciar ningún dato we mustn't reject any piece of information
los conductores borrachos desprecian el peligro drunk drivers ignore danger
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1. VT
1) [+ persona] to despise, scorn

desprecian a los extranjeros — they look down on foreigners

2) (=rechazar) [+ oferta, regalo] to spurn, reject

despreciar los peligros — to scorn the dangers

no hay que despreciar tal posibilidad — one should not discount such a possibility

2.
See:
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verbo transitivo
a) (menospreciar) <persona> to look down on

lo desprecio profundamente — I despise him

b) (rechazar) <oferta/ayuda> to spurn (liter), to reject

es un trabajo que todos desprecian — it's a job which everyone feels is beneath them

c) (no tener en cuenta) <posibilidad/consejo> to disregard, discount
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= disparage, scorn, despise, be scornful of, hold in + disgrace, snub, deprecate, have + contempt for, look down + Posesivo + nose at, look down on/upon.
Ex. For whatever reason, Shera chose to disparage rather than to take seriously the substance of Briet's ideas.
Ex. Marshall Edmonds seemed pathetic to her, a person more to be pitied than to be scorned.
Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
Ex. There is a large number of people who cannot afford paperbacks and would like to read, but are afraid or scornful of the ethos of the middle-class library.
Ex. Yet, despite his great erudition and powerful writings, his scheme has had little success in establishing itself as a major competitor to such schemes as DC, UDC and LC, which Bliss himself held in some contempt.
Ex. Some black librarian see little progress towards race-neutral attitudes and finds themselves either directly or indirectly snubbed, patronised or completely ignored by users as well as staff members.
Ex. In these instances, it is important to avoid putting one's colleagues in another unit on the defensive or deprecating another unit to a patron.
Ex. The androgynous dandy lived the idea of beauty, had contempt for bourgeois values, and was elitist and estranged from women.
Ex. It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
Ex. The problem with that is that most literate societies look down on people who can't read well.
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verbo transitivo
a) (menospreciar) <persona> to look down on

lo desprecio profundamente — I despise him

b) (rechazar) <oferta/ayuda> to spurn (liter), to reject

es un trabajo que todos desprecian — it's a job which everyone feels is beneath them

c) (no tener en cuenta) <posibilidad/consejo> to disregard, discount
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= disparage, scorn, despise, be scornful of, hold in + disgrace, snub, deprecate, have + contempt for, look down + Posesivo + nose at, look down on/upon.

Ex: For whatever reason, Shera chose to disparage rather than to take seriously the substance of Briet's ideas.

Ex: Marshall Edmonds seemed pathetic to her, a person more to be pitied than to be scorned.
Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
Ex: There is a large number of people who cannot afford paperbacks and would like to read, but are afraid or scornful of the ethos of the middle-class library.
Ex: Yet, despite his great erudition and powerful writings, his scheme has had little success in establishing itself as a major competitor to such schemes as DC, UDC and LC, which Bliss himself held in some contempt.
Ex: Some black librarian see little progress towards race-neutral attitudes and finds themselves either directly or indirectly snubbed, patronised or completely ignored by users as well as staff members.
Ex: In these instances, it is important to avoid putting one's colleagues in another unit on the defensive or deprecating another unit to a patron.
Ex: The androgynous dandy lived the idea of beauty, had contempt for bourgeois values, and was elitist and estranged from women.
Ex: It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
Ex: The problem with that is that most literate societies look down on people who can't read well.

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despreciar [A1 ]
vt
1 (menospreciar) ‹persona› to look down on
la despreciaban por su humilde origen people looked down on her because of her humble background
lo desprecio profundamente I despise him
2 (rechazar) ‹oferta/ayuda› to spurn (liter), to reject
le despreció el regalo he spurned her gift
es un trabajo que todos desprecian it's a job which everyone feels is beneath them
3 (ser indiferente a) ‹peligro/muerte› to disregard, scorn (liter)
4 (no tener en cuenta) ‹posibilidad/consejo› to disregard, discount
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despreciar (conjugate despreciar) verbo transitivo
a) (menospreciar) ‹personato look down on;

(profundamente) to despise
b) (rechazar) ‹oferta/ayudato reject

despreciar verbo transitivo
1 (odiar) to despise
2 (menospreciar) to look down on, to scorn
3 (desdeñar) to reject, spurn
'despreciar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
menospreciar
English:
despise
- disdain
- flout
- look down on
- disregard
- nose
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despreciar vt
1. [desdeñar] to look down on, to scorn;
lo desprecian por su egoísmo they look down on him because of his selfishness;
no sabes cómo te desprecio you can't imagine how much I despise you
2. [rechazar] to spurn;
ha despreciado muchas ofertas he has rejected many offers;
tómeselo, no me lo desprecie take it, don't turn it down
3. [ignorar] to scorn, to disregard;
despreció el mal tiempo y se fue a esquiar scorning o disregarding the poor weather, he went skiing
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despreciar
v/t
1 look down on, despise
2 propuesta reject
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despreciar vt
desdeñar, menospreciar: to despise, to scorn, to disdain
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despreciar vb
1. (menospreciar) to look down on / to despise
no desprecies a los pobres don't look down on the poor
2. (rechazar) to reject
me despreció el regalo que le hice he rejected the present I gave him

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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