ベツ, ないがしろ, なみ.する, くらい, さげす.む

ignore, despise, neglect, ridicule

JLPT0 G7 S14 F2483

The relevant oracle bone form of this character is a person plus an element# combining an eye afflicted with inward-growing eyelashes (trichiases) and (cover) → person with obscured vision, the eyes being covered with inward-growing eyelashes → *scorn*; *disdain*; *contempt* (← refusal to recognize ← inability to see). Also, *slight* (adj.) (← so few/little as to be barely recognizable).

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