look down on

look down on
regard with contempt

the new neighbor looks down on us because our house is very modest

Ant: ↑admire
Hypernyms: ↑contemn, ↑despise, ↑scorn, ↑disdain
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody

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disdain, contemn, despise, scorn, sneer, spurn

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DISDAIN, scorn, regard with contempt, look down one's nose at, sneer at, despise.

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look down on
To despise
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Main Entry:look

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ˌlook ˈdown on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they look down on he/she/it looks down on present participle looking down on past tense looked down on past participle looked down on] phrasal verb
to think that you are better or more important than someone else, or to think that something is not good enough for you

She looks down on anyone who hasn’t had a university education.

Thesaurus: to not value something or someonesynonym
Main entry: look

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regard (someone) with a feeling of superiority

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look down on [phrasal verb]
look down on (someone or something) : to think of or treat (someone or something) as unimportant or not worthy of respect

The family was looked down on for being different.

The other children looked down on me because my parents were poor.

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Main Entry:look

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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