despiciency

noun
plural -es

Definition of despiciency

obsolete
: a looking down upon : contempt

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History and Etymology for despiciency

Latin despicientia, from despicient-, despiciens (present participle of despicere to look down upon, despise) + -ia

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“Despiciency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/despiciency. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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