What does contemptible mean?

Definitions for contemptiblekənˈtɛmp tə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word contemptible.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemptible(adj)

    deserving of contempt or scorn


  1. contemptible(Adjective)

    deserving contempt

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contemptible(adj)

    worthy of contempt; deserving of scorn or disdain; mean; vile; despicable

  2. Contemptible(adj)

    despised; scorned; neglected; abject

  3. Contemptible(adj)

    insolent; scornful; contemptuous


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contemptible in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contemptible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Samuel Butler:

    The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.

  2. Henry Ward Beecher:

    The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a but.

  3. Eugene Fidell:

    This is the lowest kind of demagoguery. Mr. Trump's comments are contemptible and un-American. They are a call for mob justice.

  4. Edmund Burke:

    When bad men combine, the good must associate else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

  5. W. H. Auden:

    Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books.

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