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Despicable definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DESPICABLE, a. [Low L. To look down, to despise; to look.] That may be or deserves to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless; applicable equally to persons and things; as a despicable man; despicable company; a despicable gift.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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1: morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar" [syn: despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Late Latin despicabilis, from Latin despicari to despise Date: 1553 deserving to be despised ; so worthless or obnoxious as to rouse moral indignation <despicable behavior> Synonyms: see contemptible despicableness noun despicably adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. vile; contemptible, esp. morally. Derivatives: despicably adv. Etymology: LL despicabilis f. despicari (as DE-, specere look at)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Despicable Des"pi*ca*ble, a. [L. despicabilis, fr. despicari to despise; akin to despicere. See Despise.] Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless; as, a despicable man; despicable company; a despicable gift. Syn: Contemptible; mean; vile; worthless; pitiful; paltry; sordid; low; base. See Contemptible.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you say that a person or action is despicable, you are emphasizing that they are extremely nasty, cruel, or evil. The Minister said the bombing was a despicable crime. ADJ [emphasis]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Contemptible, base, mean, abject, vile, worthless, low, paltry, pitiful.

Moby Thesaurus

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