adjective de·spi·ca·ble \di-ˈspi-kə-bəl, ˈdes-(ˌ)pi-\

: very bad or unpleasant : deserving to be despised

Full Definition of DESPICABLE

:  deserving to be despised :  so worthless or obnoxious as to rouse moral indignation <despicable behavior>
de·spi·ca·ble·ness noun
de·spi·ca·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of DESPICABLE

  1. She is a despicable traitor.
  2. <even within the prison population, pedophiles are regarded as particularly despicable>


Late Latin despicabilis, from Latin despicari to despise
First Known Use: 1553

Rhymes with DESPICABLE


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