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Contemptible

Pronunciation of Contemptible
/kəntˈɛmptəbə͡l/, /kəntˈɛmptəbə‍l/, /k_ə_n_t_ˈɛ_m_p_t_ə_b_əl/

Antonyms for contemptible:

august, admirable, grand, lovable, estimable, great, sublime.

Synonyms for contemptible:

Sense 1

Despisable, wicked.

Sense 2

flimsy, detestable, dishonest, shameful, abominable, obnoxious, repugnant, poor, abhorrent, odious, lousy.

Sense 3

antipathetic, disgusting, cheap.

Sense 5

filthy.

Sense 8

nasty, foul.

corrupt

rotten.

inconsiderate

shabby.

nasty

dirty.

undeserving

unworthy.

Other synonyms and related words:

foul, disgusting, detestable, wicked, despicable, antipathetic, flimsy, unworthy, paltry, odious, abhorrent, ignominious, shameful, low-down, lamentable, nasty, scummy, sorrowful, sorry, touching, sad, lousy, repugnant, Despisable, wretched, base, rotten, snide, execrable, little, pitiful, abominable, shabby, scurvy, obnoxious, miserable, mournful, cheap, ignoble, pitiable, pathetic, humble, currish, poor, abject, dirty, filthy, Low-minded, sordid.

cheap (adjective)

scurvy.

despicable (adjective)

repellent, repulsive, vile, despicable, wicked, shabby, loathsome, low, offensive, mean, revolting, reprehensible.

despicable, shameful (adjective)

detestable, sordid, currish, poor, ignoble, mean, shabby, paltry, pitiable, dirty, base, disgusting, scurvy, low-down, scummy, wretched, ignominious, abject, Despisable, abominable, pitiful, odious, sorry, abhorrent, unworthy, low, vile, sad, cheap.

disreputable (adjective)

nefarious, questionable, risque, dishonorable, shifty, shady, disreputable, dubious, louche, infamous, ribald, notorious.

mean (adjective)

snide.

narrow-minded (adjective)

little.

offensive (adjective)

ignominious.

pitiful (adjective)

pitiable.

wicked (adjective)

wicked.

lowly (adverb)

humble.

Sense 1 (noun)

poor.

contemptible (noun)

despicable, low, pathetic, pitiable, scurvy, scummy, abject, pitiful, low-down, miserable.

Usage examples for contemptible:

  • I want to improve women, miss, not turn them into contemptible men." - "Phemie Frost's Experiences", Ann S. Stephens.
  • The result was from one point of view contemptible. - "A Damaged Reputation", Harold Bindloss.
  • Valorsay is above such contemptible charges. - "Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2)", Emile Gaboriau.

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