contemptible


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con·tempt·i·ble

 (kən-tĕmp′tə-bəl)
adj.
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.

contemptible

(kənˈtɛmptəbəl)
adj
deserving or worthy of contempt; despicable
conˌtemptiˈbility, conˈtemptibleness n
conˈtemptibly adv

con•tempt•i•ble

(kənˈtɛmp tə bəl)

adj.
1. deserving of or held in contempt.
2. Obs. contemptuous.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin]
con•tempt`i•bil′i•ty, con•tempt′i•ble•ness, n.
con•tempt′i•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contemptible - deserving of contempt or scorn
ignoble - completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose; "something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude"; "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
unworthy - lacking in value or merit; "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness"
estimable - deserving of respect or high regard

contemptible

adjective despicable, mean, low, base, cheap, worthless, shameful, shabby, vile, degenerate, low-down (informal), paltry, pitiful, abject, ignominious, measly, scurvy, detestable Her husband is a contemptible little man. It was an utterly contemptible thing to do.
attractive, pleasant, admirable, honourable, laudable, praiseworthy

contemptible

adjective
Translations
خَسيس، جَدير بِالإزْدِراء
zavrženíhodný
foragteligussel
alhainenhalveksittava
megvetendő
fyrirlitlegur

contemptible

[kənˈtemptəbl] ADJdespreciable, desdeñable

contemptible

[kənˈtɛmptɪbəl] adjméprisable, vil(e)

contemptible

contemptible

[kənˈtɛmptəbl] adjvergognoso/a, spregevole

contempt

(kənˈtempt) noun
1. very low opinion; scorn. She spoke with utter contempt of her husband's behaviour.
2. disregard for the law.
conˈtemptible adjective
deserving contempt. His behaviour was contemptible.
conˈtemptibly adverb
conˈtemptuous (-tʃuəs) adjective
showing contempt. a contemptuous sneer.
conˈtemptuously adverb
References in classic literature ?
Well, of all the mean, contemptible tricks of a human skunk this is the limit
Uncas had cast his body back against the wall of the hut and closed his eyes, as if willing to exclude so contemptible and disagreeable an object from his sight.
most contemptible and worthy of all scorn; with slouched hat and guilty eye, skulking from his God; prowling among the shipping like a vile burglar hastening to cross the seas.
Nor is it to be doubted that as such a procedure can do no harm, it may possibly be of no contemptible advantage; considering that oil and water are hostile; that oil is a sliding thing, and that the object in view is to make the boat slide bravely.
Alfred scolds me, every time we meet; and he has the better of me, I grant,--for he really does something; his life is a logical result of his opinions and mine is a contemptible non sequitur.
As a private man, he would have been lovable; but viewed as a king, he was strictly contemptible.
Harriet's claims to marry well are not so contemptible as you represent them.
The event has proved, that I was a cunning fool, providing with great circumspection for a possible opportunity of making myself contemptible and wretched for ever.
But then," I continued, holding myself ready to flee, "if poor Catherine had trusted you, and assumed the ridiculous, contemptible, degrading title of Mrs.
Contemptible as the influence seemed, when compared with her situation at that moment, the bare sight of the jug and basin in a corner of the room decided her first resolution when she woke.
As to you," Joe pursued with a countenance expressive of seeing something very nasty indeed: "if you could have been aware how small and flabby and mean you was, dear me, you'd have formed the most contemptible opinion of yourself
Though not ill-natured, she was narrow-minded enough to be in some degree contemptible, and was consequently prone to suspect others of despising her.