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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. Marcelo Ebrard:

    There will be those who say, 'No, no, no, this isn't terrorism, it's just one person,' well, it needs to be said that the man who carried out this despicable, abominable and appalling act is part of a network, but he also uploaded a manifesto to the network.

  2. Denis Diderot:

    It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.

  3. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea:

    It appears to be a completely cowardly, despicable, senseless attack on a defenseless police officer, thank God we're not planning a funeral.

  4. Albert Camus:

    Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

  5. New York:

    Like all New Yorkers, I am appalled by the senseless murder of Timothy Caughman, in New York, no one should feel unsafe for who they are, and this despicable attack on one New Yorker is an attack on all New Yorkers.

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