Despiciency Des*pi"cien*cy, n. [L. despicientia. See {Despise}.] A looking down; despection. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • despiciency — noun ( es) Etymology: Latin despicientia, from despicient , despiciens (present participle of despicere to look down upon, despise) + ia more at despise obsolete : a looking down upon : contempt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Contempt — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Contempt >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 contempt contempt disdain scorn sovereign contempt Sgm: N 1 despisal despisal despiciency Sgm: N 1 despisement despisement Sgm: N 1 vilipendency| vilipendency| …   English dictionary for students

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