Posted by Smokey Stover on April 21, 2006
In Reply to: Looked down upon posted by David FG on April 21, 2006
: : another way to say looked down upon
: Assuming that you don't simply mean the literal sense, how about 'considered inferior' or 'sneered at'.
In the case of this phrase, at least in the U.S., there is really only the literal sense. The other sense is conveyed by "look down on." Another phrase is: Looked down her nose at him. In Italian, you can say, "Da alto in basso," which means "From high to low." SS