Pronunciation of Despicable
/dɪspˈɪkəbə͡l/, /dɪspˈɪkəbəl/, /d_ɪ_s_p_ˈɪ_k_ə_b_əl/
Synonyms for despicable:
Other synonyms and related words:
deplorable, sickening, frightful, sorry, grubby, horrid, undeserving, shameful, noisome, hapless, sordid, lame, foul, filthy, reprobate, poor, miserable, dishonorable, pathetic, cruddy, currish, dirty, scabby, pitiful, scurvy, lousy, sorrowful, bruising, abominable, odious, repugnant, piteous, nefarious, execrable, snide, abhorrent, pitiable, hideous, woeful, outrageous, ratty, sick, moving, sad, gruesome, slimed, unworthy, nauseating, base, worthless, antipathetic, sneaking, queasy, paltry, nauseous, nasty, contemptible, horrible, traumatic, suffering, lamentable, shabby, slimy, obnoxious, mournful, rotten, ignoble, scummy, evil, insufferable, abject, low-down, putrid, atrocious, wretched, appalling, dreadful, stinking, surly, Despisable, verminous, hellish, wicked, ghastly, ignominious, horrifying, cheap, nameless, disgusting, Low-minded, detestable, misfortunate, ugly, touching, little, infamous.
hateful; beyond contempt (adjective)
Sense 1 (noun)
Usage examples for despicable:
- He was certainly aware that Isabella was perfectly right in so calling her proposed lover, who he knew was both a silly coxcomb and a despicable coward, but it was altogether past his comprehension how his modest, retiring, gentle niece, had found out two such very important points in the character of a man, whom he had noticed she seemed to avoid more than any one who visited his house. - "An Old Sailor's Yarns", Nathaniel Ames.
- During this time our mandarin of war, in presence of the whole populace, was down on his knees in the dirt, first before one and then another, intreating us to give up the point; so mean and despicable have the maxims of the government made these people. - "Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton", John Barrow.
- You're like the rest of them- despicable! - "Masters of the Wheat-Lands", Harold Bindloss.