vilipend


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vilipend \Vil"i*pend\, v. t. [L. vilipendere; vilis vile +
   pendere to weigh, to value: cf. F. vilipender.]
   To value lightly; to depreciate; to slight; to despise.
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         To vilipend the art of portrait painting. --Longfellow.
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