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Deserving of contempt or scorn; vile.
Usage Note: The original standard pronunciation of despicable had stress on the first syllable. During the 1900s, the placement of stress gradually shifted to the second syllable, and now that pronunciation is the usual one.
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|Noun||1.||despicableness - unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values|
unworthiness - the quality or state of lacking merit or value
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