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1. Deserving of contempt; despicable.
2. Obsolete Contemptuous.

con·tempt′i·bil′i·ty, con·tempt′i·ble·ness n.
con·tempt′i·bly adv.
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Noun1.contemptibility - unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher valuescontemptibility - unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values
unworthiness - the quality or state of lacking merit or value
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Moreover, though Prewitt has, indeed, rendered Pinkie "some service," that "service" increases in contemptibility for the reader able to compare it with the valorous service performed on behalf of the Venetian state by Othello (though he, like Prewitt, is brought down by personal moral failings).
The next powerful evocation of the contemptibility of colonial times in Onitsha takes place soon after Fintan and Maou's arrival in Nigeria, with irremediable consequences.
The ill outcome of this situation is contemptibility, isolation and hatred.