1. despise; disdain; look down upon; contempt; make light [little] of sb.; take no count of; set not much store by; be disdainful; set sth. at defiance; set little store by sth. [sb.]; in contempt of; be scornful of; fall into contempt; be contemptuous of; think scorn of; express one's scorn for sb.; hold in scorn sth. [sb.]; hold in contempt; feel contempt for; turn one's nose up at sb.; bring sb. into contempt; show contempt to sb.; bring disgrace on sb.; give sb. [sth.] the go-by; bridle at sth.