Definition of despicio
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Orthography ID = 1004367
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LEM
dēspiciō, dēspicere, dēspēxī, dēspectus
specio
verb (3rd IO conjugation)
  1. to look down upon
  2. [figuratively] to be inattentive, be off guard
  3. [with acc] to look down upon, despise, disdain
  4. to disparage, express contempt for
Abbreviations
dēspiciō ēxī, ectus, ere de + specio, to look down upon: de vertice montis in vallīs, O.: colles, quā despici poterat, in the range of view, Cs.

— With acc, (some read dispicio in these passages): gentīs et urbīs: aethere summo mare, V.: omne nemus, O.

—Fig., to be inattentive, be off guard: simul atque ille despexerit.

—With acc, to look down upon, despise, disdain: omnīs: a populo R. despici: divitias: ignobilitatem Iugurthae, S.: despectā paucitate impetum faciunt, Cs.: neque ullum laborem despiciens, refusing, Cs.: Despectus tibi sum, V.: homines despecti: huic despecto saluti fuit, N.

—To disparage, express contempt for: Caesaris copias, Cs.
 
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