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despicable

des·pi·ca·ble

despicable

 
 
pronunciation:
de spih k bl [or] dih spI k bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: worthy of hatred or contempt; worthless; low.
The cruelty with which he treated his children was despicable.They were accused of despicable crimes.He's a despicable liar!
synonyms:
abominable, contemptible, disgraceful, execrable, odious, rile, shameful, villainous, worthless
antonyms:
admirable, laudable, praiseworthy
similar words:
deplorable, detestable, disgusting, grievous, grubby, hateful, ignoble, ignominious, loathsome, lousy, low, miserable, opprobrious, rank, reprehensible, shabby, stinking, vile
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derivations: despicably (adv.), despicableness (n.)
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