Examples of despicable in a sentence
She is a despicable traitor.
<even within the prison population, pedophiles are regarded as particularly despicable>
Origin and Etymology of despicable
Late Latin despicabilis, from Latin despicari to despise
First Known Use: 1553
Synonym Discussion of despicable
DESPICABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of despicable for English Language Learners
: very bad or unpleasant : deserving to be despised
DESPICABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of despicable for Students
: very bad : deserving to be despised <a despicable act of cowardice>
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