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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, wretchedadjective

    morally reprehensible

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

Wiktionary

  1. despicableadjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. DESPICABLEadjective

    Contemptible; vile; mean; sordid; worthless. It is applied equally to persons or things.

    Etymology: despicabilis, Latin.

    Our case were miserable, if that wherewith we most endeavour to please God, were in his sight so vile and despicable as mens disdainful speech would make it. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 23.

    Their heads as low
    Bow’d down in battle, sunk before the spears
    Of despicable foes. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. i. 437.

    All th’ earth he gave thee to possess and rule,
    No despicable gift! John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xi. l. 340.

    All the quiet that could be expected from such a reign, must be the result of absolute power on the one hand, and a despicable slavery on the other. Addison.

    When men of rank and figure pass away their lives in criminal pursuits and practices, they render themselves more vile and despicable than any innocent man can be, whatever low station his fortune and birth have placed him in. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Despicableadjective

    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. Lindsey Graham:

    I think the Ukrainians can win but what breaks my heart is that it appears to me that Biden is more worried about Putin losing that Ukraine winning. And that is despicable and sad. i smell a sell-out coming when it comes to Ukraine.

  2. Charlie Craig:

    In 2012, fiancs Charlie Craig and David Mullins attempted to order a cake to celebrate Charlie Craig and David Mullins upcoming wedding, from the Masterpiece Cakeshop, in Lakewood, Colo. Jack Phillips, Jack Phillips, told Charlie Craig and David Mullins Jack Phillips would sell Charlie Craig and David Mullins any other baked goods in Jack Phillips store, but would not design a wedding cake because it was in conflict with Jack Phillips Christian beliefs. Charlie Craig and Charlie Craig and David Mullins filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which ruled in Charlie Craig and David Mullins favor, as did the Colorado Court of Appeals. In its determination in favor of Jack Phillips, the high court did not alter Colorado's anti-discrimination law, instead the case turned on the way in which the baker was treated by Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote,... some of the commissioners at the commission's formal, public hearings endorsed the view that religious beliefs can not legitimately be carried into the public sphere or commercial domain, disparaged Philips' faith as despicable and characterized it as merely rhetorical, and compared Justice Anthony Kennedy invocation of Justice Anthony Kennedy sincerely held religious beliefs to defenses of slavery and the holocaust. Charlie Craig, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, and the ACLU, which assisted in the case, agreed, on that part of the decision. We never disagreed about Charlie Craig religious convictions, we just think when you open the doors to the public, you have to serve everyone equally. Kristen Waggoner, Jack Phillips attorney, insists this isn't about discrimination, but religious freedom, which Kristen Waggoner said the high court affirmed. Jack Phillips said Jack Phillips lost 40 percent of Jack Phillips business after the initial lawsuit was filed six years ago. Jack Phillips has since been forced to lay off workers. Jack Phillips said Jack Phillips hopes the ruling will boost business.

  3. Michael McGarrity:

    Delowar Hossain had a despicable goal. Delowar Hossain wanted to make Delowar Hossain way to Afghanistan, join up with Taliban forces, and kill Americans. But Delowar Hossain failed because members of the FBI's joint terrorism task force interrupted Delowar Hossain plans.

  4. Hannah Glesson:

    They said my ballot could still come today and my best bet was getting that in the mail, or, better luck at the next election, i don't, at this point, have a way to vote. It's really despicable and voter suppression at its finest.

  5. The News Journal:

    This hateful display stands in stark contrast to Monday night’s peaceful protest and discussion. We condemn this despicable action and ask everyone in our community to stand together against intolerance and hate.

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