look+down+upon

  • 1 look down upon — index discriminate (treat differently), misprize, spurn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 look\ down\ upon — • look down (up)on v To think of (a person or thing) as less good or important; feel that (someone) is not as good as you are, or that (smth) is not worth having or doing; consider inferior. Mary looked down on her classmates because she was… …

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  • 3 look down upon — Synonyms and related words: be above, be contemptuous of, bestraddle, bestride, care nothing for, clear, command, contemn, deride, despise, disdain, disparage, disprize, dominate, dump on, feel contempt for, feel superior to, hold beneath one,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 4 look down upon — Despise, contemn, spurn, regard with contempt …

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  • 5 To look down upon — Look Look (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.] 1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 look down on — also[look down upon] {v.} To think of (a person or thing) as less good or important; feel that (someone) is not as good as you are, or that (something) is not worth having or doing; consider inferior. * /Mary looked down on her classmates because …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 7 look down on — also[look down upon] {v.} To think of (a person or thing) as less good or important; feel that (someone) is not as good as you are, or that (something) is not worth having or doing; consider inferior. * /Mary looked down on her classmates because …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 8 look down — verb Etymology: Middle English looken doun, from looken to look + doun down intransitive verb 1. a. : to direct one s gaze in a downward direction especially from an elevated position the gods looked down from on high …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 look down — intransitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to be in a position that affords a downward view 2. to regard with contempt ; despise used with on or upon …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 To look down on — Look Look (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.] 1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 The Stars Look Down — infobox Book | name = The Stars Look Down bgcolour = silver author = A. J. Cronin country = UK language = English genre = Novel publisher = Gollancz UK Little, Brown USA release date = 1935 media type = Print (Hardback Paperback) pages = 701 p.… …

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  • 12 To come down upon — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 look — [look] vi. [ME loken < OE locian, akin to OS lōkōn, OHG luogēn (Ger dial. lugen), to spy after, look for] 1. to make use of the sense of sight; see 2. a) to direct one s eyes in order to see b) to direct one s attention mentally upon something …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 Look — (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.] 1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to observe with the …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 look — {{11}}look (n.) c.1200, act or action of looking, from LOOK (Cf. look) (v.). Meaning appearance of a person is from late 14c. Expression if looks could kill ... attested by 1827 (if looks could bite is attested from 1747). {{12}}look (v.) O.E.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 look — /look/, v.i. 1. to turn one s eyes toward something or in some direction in order to see: He looked toward the western horizon and saw the returning planes. 2. to glance or gaze in a manner specified: to look questioningly at a person. 3. to use… …

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  • 17 look — look1 [ luk ] verb *** ▸ 1 direct eyes at someone/something ▸ 2 search for someone/something ▸ 3 have an appearance ▸ 4 seem ▸ 5 for saying how likely ▸ 6 making someone pay attention ▸ 7 face a direction ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to direct… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 look — look1 W1S1 [luk] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(see)¦ 2¦(search)¦ 3¦(seem)¦ 4¦(appearance)¦ 5 look daggers at somebody 6 look somebody up and down 7 look somebody in the eye 8 look down your nose at somebody/something 9 look the other way …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 look — v 1. see, visualize, behold, notice, take in; bend the eye, cock the eye, fix the eye, fix one s gaze, focus, rivet one s eyes; regard, study, inspect, take stock of; examine, contemplate, pore over, Rare. perlustrate; review, check out, overlook …

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  • 20 look — 1 /lUk/ verb 1 SEE (I) to turn your eyes towards something, so that you can see it: Sorry, I didn t see I wasn t looking. | If you look carefully you can see that the painting represents a naked man. (+ at): It s time we left, Ian said, looking… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English