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 (dĭ-spĭk′ə-bəl, dĕs′pĭ-kə-bəl)
Deserving of contempt or scorn; vile.

[Late Latin dēspicābilis, from Latin dēspicārī, to despise; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

de·spic′a·ble·ness n.
de·spic′a·bly adv.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.despicably - in a despicable manner; "he acted despicably"
بِحَقارَه، بِخَساسَه


[dɪsˈpɪkəblɪ] ADVdespreciablemente; [behave] → de manera despreciable


adv (+vb) → abscheulich; (+adj) → verachtenswert


[dɪsˈpɪkəblɪ] adv (behave) → ignobilmente


(diˈspaiz) verb
1. to look upon with scorn and contempt. I know he despises me for failing my exam.
2. to refuse to have, use etc; to scorn. She despises such luxuries as fur boots.
despicable (diˈspikəbl) adjective
contemptible, worthless and deserving to be despised. His behaviour was despicable.
deˈspicably adverb
References in classic literature ?
The ribaldry of this miserable man is despicably disgusting,' said Pott, pretending to address Bob Sawyer, and scowling upon Slurk.
Indeed, it is by no means certain that the occupation would ever have been successful had not one of the three brothers, Paul, despicably, but very decisively declined to abide these things any longer, and, by surrendering all the secrets of the insurrection, ensured its overthrow and his own ultimate promotion to the post of chamberlain to Prince Otto.
How despicably I fawned upon that wretched Ilya Petrovitch
In her place the despicably small pride which makes so many women deceitful would have been my pride, and would have made me deceitful too.
True, generous feeling is made small account of by some, but here were two natures rendered, the one intolerably acrid, the other despicably savourless for the want of it.
JAMIE CARRAGHER behaved despicably when he spat at a fan who was noising him up on a motorway after Sunday's Manchester United match.
This 2006'If I Did It' concept by Regan offered to Simpson was despicably poor judgment and should be considered a plague on the houses of all involved, including the eventual publishers.
The infrastructure and innocent people of Yemen are being bombarded by US allies and US weapons on a daily basis, but the US government voices no objection; while they despicably show a few iron scraps to make baseless claims that Iran sends missiles," Khamenehi said.
This despicably wrong decision is a desperate attempt by President Trump and his Capitol Hill lackeys to smear the Special Counsel and it will fail.
Let's not forget let's not ever forget Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly, three giants of US popular culture who treated women despicably for decades, and paid a price, whether through criminal prosecution, public humiliation, job loss or forking out tens of millions of dollars in hush money.
And then there were those who despicably faked illness or long term disability to claim benefits to which they weren't entitled.