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"Despreciada" is a form of "despreciar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to despise". "Despreciable" is an adjective which is often translated as "despicable". Learn more about the difference between "despreciable" and "despreciada" below.
despreciable(
dehs
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preh
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syah
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bleh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (worthy of contempt)
a. despicable
Los individuos que maltratan a los animales son despreciables.People who mistreat animals are despicable.
b. contemptible
Mi jefe es una persona despreciable que trata muy mal a los empleados.My boss is a contemptible person who treats his employees really badly.
2. (insignificant)
a. negligible
La cantidad de dinero que me debes es despreciable. Olvídalo.The amount of money you owe me is negligible. Forget it.
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despreciar(
dehs
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preh
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syahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to disdain)
a. to despise
Parece que me desprecian y no sé por qué.They seem to despise me and I don't know why.
2. (to refuse)
a. to reject
Desprecia la ayuda que le ofrezco.She rejects the help I offer her.
b. to spurn
Despreció el dinero que le ofrecía la mafia.He spurned the money offered to him by the mafia.
despreciarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to disdain oneself)
a. to despise oneself
Se despreciaba por haber dicho cosas tan crueles.He despised himself for having said such cruel things.
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