contemptible

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con·tempt·i·ble

 (kən-tĕmp′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Deserving of contempt; despicable.
2. Obsolete Contemptuous.

con·tempt′i·bil′i·ty, con·tempt′i·ble·ness n.
con·tempt′i·bly adv.
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contemptible

(kənˈtɛmptəbəl)
adj
deserving or worthy of contempt; despicable
conˌtemptiˈbility, conˈtemptibleness n
conˈtemptibly adv
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con•tempt•i•ble

(kənˈtɛmp tə bəl)

adj.
1. deserving of or held in contempt.
2. Obs. contemptuous.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin]
con•tempt`i•bil′i•ty, con•tempt′i•ble•ness, n.
con•tempt′i•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contemptible - deserving of contempt or scorn
ignoble - completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose; "something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude"; "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
unworthy - lacking in value or merit; "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness"
estimable - deserving of respect or high regard
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contemptible

adjective despicable, mean, low, base, cheap, worthless, shameful, shabby, vile, degenerate, low-down (informal), paltry, pitiful, abject, ignominious, measly, scurvy, detestable Her husband is a contemptible little man. It was an utterly contemptible thing to do.
attractive, pleasant, admirable, honourable, laudable, praiseworthy
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contemptible

adjective
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Translations
خَسيس، جَدير بِالإزْدِراء
zavrženíhodný
foragteligussel
alhainenhalveksittava
megvetendő
fyrirlitlegur

contemptible

[kənˈtemptəbl] ADJdespreciable, desdeñable
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contemptible

[kənˈtɛmptɪbəl] adjméprisable, vil(e)
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contemptible

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

contemptible

[kənˈtɛmptəbl] adjvergognoso/a, spregevole
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contempt

(kənˈtempt) noun
1. very low opinion; scorn. She spoke with utter contempt of her husband's behaviour.
2. disregard for the law.
conˈtemptible adjective
deserving contempt. His behaviour was contemptible.
conˈtemptibly adverb
conˈtemptuous (-tʃuəs) adjective
showing contempt. a contemptuous sneer.
conˈtemptuously adverb
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