Examples of despicable in a Sentence
She is a despicable traitor.
even within the prison population, pedophiles are regarded as particularly despicable
Recent Examples of despicable from the Web
Guilty Rich: A true-crime series about rich, despicable people who commit crimes and get away with them?
So were the events of Saturday the result of a despicable plan to further undermine Trump?
Poppy Prophecy's acts are as despicable as Papa Pilgrim's, but Marusek fails to put him in his place (although granted this is the first of three books on the topic, so perhaps justice will be meted out later).
And Buckley’s rebuke stands as a pretty good example of how politicians can stop being coy about despicable people in their ranks.
Theon may have his despicable moments on Game of Thrones, but actor Alfie Allen was determined to endear himself to the San Diego Comic-Con crowd by bringing his tiny dog, Abby.
This administration gave a green light to the despicable, intentional, institutional humiliation of a vulnerable population of students.
Despicable Me 3 is projected to pull in anywhere from $85 million to $100 million over the three-day holiday weekend.
That’s a fine way of describing a despicable practice.
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Origin and Etymology of despicable
First Known Use: 1553See Words from the same year
Synonymscheap, cruddy, deplorable, contemptible, dirty, grubby, lame, lousy, mean, nasty, paltry, pitiable, pitiful, ratty, scabby, scummy, scurvy, sneaking, sorry, wretched
Antonymsadmirable, commendable, creditable, laudable, meritorious, praiseworthy
Related Wordsabhorrent, abominable, condemnable, detestable, execrable, hateful, loathsome, odious; disgusting, reptilian, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, revulsive; discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, ignominious, shameful; base, ignoble, low, shabby, sordid, squalid, vile; blamable, censurable, reprehensible, reproachable; cowardly, craven, dastardly; unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous
Near Antonymshigh-minded, honest, honorable, noble, principled, redoubtable, reputable, right-minded, scrupulous, upright; ethical, good, moral, right, righteous, virtuous
Synonym Discussion of despicable
- a contemptible liar
- a despicable crime
- a pitiable attempt at tragedy
- this rattletrap is a sorry excuse for a car
- a scurvy crew of hangers-on
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
- a despicable act of cowardice
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