menospreciar


menospreciar
v.
1 to scorn, to despise.
2 to underestimate, to belittle, to cold-shoulder, to cry down.
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menospreciar
Conjugation model [CAMBIAR], like cambiar
verbo transitivo
1 (despreciar) to despise, scorn
toda su familia lo menospreciaba he was despised by his entire family
2 (no valorar) to undervalue, underrate
le empresa menospreciaba su importancia the company undervalued his importance
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VT
1) (=despreciar) to scorn, despise
2) (=ofender) to slight
3) (=subestimar) to underrate, underestimate
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verbo transitivo
a) (despreciar) <persona/obra> to despise, look down on
b) (subestimar) to underestimate

no lo menosprecies — don't underestimate o underrate him

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= underrate, disparage, denigrate, scorn, belittle, deprecate, have + contempt for, despise, dismiss with + the wave of the hand, look down + Posesivo + nose at, look down on/upon.
Ex. Its contribution in this context should not be underrated.
Ex. For whatever reason, Shera chose to disparage rather than to take seriously the substance of Briet's ideas.
Ex. This is not to denigrate such writing, much of which is extremely valuable.
Ex. Marshall Edmonds seemed pathetic to her, a person more to be pitied than to be scorned.
Ex. Citing a renowned author merely to gain personal respectability for an otherwise mediocre piece of research belittles the work of the cited author.
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. 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. International 'rules' are often dismissed with the wave of the hand or a snort of contempt one week, and gilded and placed on a pedestal the next.
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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* menospreciar a la gente = look down + Posesivo + nose at people.
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verbo transitivo
a) (despreciar) <persona/obra> to despise, look down on
b) (subestimar) to underestimate

no lo menosprecies — don't underestimate o underrate him

* * *
= underrate, disparage, denigrate, scorn, belittle, deprecate, have + contempt for, despise, dismiss with + the wave of the hand, look down + Posesivo + nose at, look down on/upon.

Ex: Its contribution in this context should not be underrated.

Ex: For whatever reason, Shera chose to disparage rather than to take seriously the substance of Briet's ideas.
Ex: This is not to denigrate such writing, much of which is extremely valuable.
Ex: Marshall Edmonds seemed pathetic to her, a person more to be pitied than to be scorned.
Ex: Citing a renowned author merely to gain personal respectability for an otherwise mediocre piece of research belittles the work of the cited author.
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: 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: International 'rules' are often dismissed with the wave of the hand or a snort of contempt one week, and gilded and placed on a pedestal the next.
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.
* menospreciar a la gente = look down + Posesivo + nose at people.

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menospreciar [A1 ]
vt
1 (despreciar) ‹persona/obra› to despise, scorn, look down on
2 (subestimar) to underestimate
menospreciar el valor de algo to underestimate the value of sth
no lo menosprecies don't underestimate o underrate him
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menospreciar (conjugate menospreciar) verbo transitivo
a) (despreciar) ‹persona/obrato despise, look down on

b) (subestimar) to underestimate

menospreciar verbo transitivo
1 (despreciar) to scorn, disdain
2 (infravalorar) to underestimate
'menospreciar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
despreciar
- desdeñar
English:
demean
- despise
- devalue
- disparage
- put down
- belittle
- denigrate
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menospreciar vt
1. [despreciar] to scorn, to despise
2. [infravalorar] to undervalue
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menospreciar
v/t
1 (subestimar) underestimate
2 (desdeñar) look down on
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menospreciar vt
1) despreciar: to scorn, to look down on
2) : to underestimate, to undervalue

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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