MEANING: verb tr.: To disdain or scorn.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French desprisier (dispraise), from Latin pretium (price, worth, or reward). Ultimately from the Indo-European root per- (to traffic in, to sell) which also gave us praise, price, precious, appreciate, appraise, and interpret. Earliest documented use: 1480.


DISPRIDE - that warm feeling you get after delivering an absolutely crushing insult