Despised all cowards and flatterers.
Despised the frigid weather in January.
To dislike heavy metal music is an example of despise.
To hate your noisy neighbor so much that you ignore her is an example of despise.
Origin of despise
- Middle English despisen from Old French despire despis- from Latin dēspicere dē- de- specere to look spek- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition