from Old French despectueux, from Latin dēspectus (u-stem), looking down upon, despising
1541 - Works, Robert Barnes;
see Example below
From: The Whole Workes of W. Tyndall, John Frith, and Doct. Barnes, 1573
The Workes of the excellent Martyr of Christ, John Frith
What the Church is: and who bee thereof: and whereby may know her.