What does despicable mean?

Definitions for despicable
ˈdɛs pɪ kə bəl, dɪˈspɪk ə-de·spi·ca·ble

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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.]

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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

Examples of despicable in a Sentence

  1. Ashley Corts:

    Seeing such violence and hate coming from the left because we are Republican/Conservative is despicable. I would like this country to unite on both sides of the aisle and this story is certainly not helping the cause.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

  3. Longinus:

    Love of money is the disease which renders us most pitiful and grovelling, and love of pleasure is that which renders us most despicable.

  4. Nicholas Kay:

    The complete disregard for the lives of people working on the humanitarian and development needs of the people of Somalia is despicable.

  5. Hindu Drama:

    All that is old is not therefore necessarily excellent; all that is new is not despicable on that account alone. Let what is really meritorious be pronounced so by the candid judge after due investigation; blockheads alone are influenced by the opinion of others.

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