desprecio
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desprecio(
dehs
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preh
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syoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (derision)
a. contempt
Expresa desprecio para los que no comparten sus creencias.He expresses contempt for those who don't share his beliefs.
b. disdain
My last boss treated any questions with disdain.Mi último jefe trataba cualquier pregunta con desprecio.
c. scorn
Te prometo que no te vuelvo a mirar con desprecio.I promise I will never look at you with scorn again.
2. (affront)
a. snub
Le mostró desprecio al darles a todos un abrazo, menos a ella.He snubbed her by giving everyone a hug except her.
b. slight
¿Crees que su comentario fue un desprecio o solo ejemplo de su falta de tacto?Do you think his comment was a slight or just an example of his tactlessness?
3. (indifference)
a. disregard
El rey mostraba un desprecio total por la gente pobre.The king displayed an utter disregard for poor people.
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desprecio
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (desdén)
a. scorn, contempt
una mirada/un gesto de desprecioa scornful o contemptuous look/gesture
con despreciocontemptuously, with contempt
2. (acto despreciativo)
a. snub
hacer un desprecio a alguiento snub somebody
3. (desinterés)
a. disregard
muestran un desprecio olímpico por los derechos humanosthey show complete disregard for human rights
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desprecio
1 (desdén) scorn; contempt
lo miró con desprecio she looked at him contemptuously
2 (desaire) slight; snub
le hicieron el desprecio de no acudir they snubbed him by not coming
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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