Definitions for despicableˈdɛs pɪ kə bəl, dɪˈspɪk ə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

des•pi•ca•bleˈdɛs pɪ kə bəl, dɪˈspɪk ə-(adj.)

  1. deserving to be despised; contemptible.

Origin of despicable:

1545–55; < LL dēspicābilis= L dēspic(ārī) to despise

des′pi•ca•bly(adv.)

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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

despicable(adjective)

contemptible, worthless and deserving to be despised

His behaviour was despicable.

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