Despise and Want


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Despise verb – To dislike strongly.
Want is an antonym for despise.
Antonyms for Despise


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Want verb – To have an earnest wish to own or enjoy.
Usage example: I want a new car so badly!

Despise is an antonym for want in topics: desire, lack.
Nearby Words: wanting, wanted
Antonyms for Want
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Common collocations

help despise help want help
character despise character want character
life despise life want life
man despise man want man
Other nouns: people, idea, children, characters, anyone, women.

Both words in one sentence

  • Character Alignment This means that Evil creatures typically despise or want to get rid of Chaotic Evil creatures.
  • Some hunters see this as a righteous cause (as not all magical girls in this setting are good and righteous), but just as many are sadistic cutekillers who despise and want to destroy anything cute (and many magical girls fit this description).
    Source: Cape Busters
  • Feuding Families As many Northmen and Rivermen were murdered, the Freys are surrounded by people who want them dead, and for breaking Sacred Hospitality most of the Seven Kingdoms, even their allies, despise them.
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Want or Despise. 2016. Accessed April 13, 2021.

Antonyms for despise
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