Definition of Despicable

1. Adjective. Morally reprehensible. "A slimy little liar"




Definition of Despicable

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

Definition of Despicable

1. Adjective. Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless ¹

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Definition of Despicable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Despicable

desperado
desperadoes
desperados
desperate
desperate criminal
desperate measure
desperate straits
desperate times call for desperate measures
desperate times require desperate measures
desperately
desperateness
desperatenesses
desperation
desperations
despicability
despicable (current term)
despicableness
despicably
despiciency
despight
despights
despinning
despiramine
despiritualize
despiritualized
despiritualizes
despisable
despisableness
despisal
despisals

Literary usage of Despicable

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1. Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the by Charles John Smith (1871)
"despicable and CONTEMPTIBLE are only partially synonymous with the above, ... Man's conduct is despicable when it proceeds from motives, or exhibits a ..."

2. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"2 or and more to strengthen their navy, which -was by no 3- means despicable ; for they had a hundred and twenty triremes when the war broke out. 26. ..."

3. Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts,: Including by John Heneage Jesse (1855)
"Holland's Character and despicable Apostacy — His Lineage—His Service in the ... For the despicable apostacy of Holland there can scarcely be an excuse. ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"... Melancholy ' to be despicable ; but it contains some choice poetry, notably the description (after Strada) of the contention between the nightingale and ..."

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