2706. kataphroneó
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kataphroneó: to think little of
Original Word: καταφρονέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kataphroneó
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-af-ron-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I despise, scorn
Definition: I despise, scorn, and show it by active insult, disregard.

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2706 kataphronéō (from 2596 /katá, "down, according to," intensifying 5426 /phronéō, "regulating behavior from inner mind-set") – properly, view down, i.e. with a negative (hostile) outlook; to despise, thinking down on (thinking little of); esteem lightly, seeing as insignificant or detestable; to treat with contempt or disregard (BAGD); devalue; to depreciate (scorn); pay no regard to (because something seems of no account); " 'despise, scorn,' and show it by active insult" (Souter).

[2706 /kataphronéō (literally, "think down") refers to holding someone in contempt, deeming them unworthy and hence despised (scorned).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kata and phroneó
to think little of
NASB Translation
despise (5), despising (1), disrespectful (1), look down (1), think lightly (1).

STRONGS NT 2706: καταφρονέω

καταφρονέω, καταφρόνω; future καταφρονήσω; 1 aorist κατεφρόνησα; (from Herodotus down); to contemn, despise, disdain, think little or nothing of: with the genitive of the object (Buttmann, § 132, 15), Matthew 6:24; Matthew 18:10; Luke 16:13; Romans 2:4; 1 Corinthians 11:22; 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 Timothy 6:2; 2 Peter 2:10; Hebrews 12:2.


From kata and phroneo; to think against, i.e. Disesteem -- despise.

see GREEK kata

see GREEK phroneo

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