What does despicable mean?

Definitions for despicableˈdɛs pɪ kə bəl, dɪˈspɪk ə-

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched(adj)

    morally reprehensible

    "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"

Wiktionary

  1. despicable(Adjective)

    Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless

Webster Dictionary

  1. Despicable(adj)

    fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless; as, a despicable man; despicable company; a despicable gift

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Despicable

    des′pi-ka-bl, adj. deserving to be despised: contemptible: worthless.—ns. Des′picableness, Despicabil′ity.—adv. Des′picably. [L. despicĕre, to despise.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of despicable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of despicable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Albert Camus:

    Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

  2. Yaacov Behrman:

    Whoever did this must be held accountable for their actions, i commend the local authorities, who have said that they are taking this despicable act seriously.

  3. W. Somerset Maugham:

    The nature of men and women - their essential nature - is so vile and despicable that if you were to portray a person as he really is, no one would believe you.

  4. James Mitchell:

    People gave their lives to protect the American people. And the last thing the Democrats want to do as they leave office is to smear their memory. It's despicable.

  5. George Walker Bush:

    Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

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