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Related to contemptibility: contemptuousness, contemptibly


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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Noun1.contemptibility - unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher valuescontemptibility - unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values
unworthiness - the quality or state of lacking merit or value
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While the overwhelming majority of supporters of both clubs paid their respects a section of the home fans turned their backs in a coordinated show of their own ugly contemptibility.
The greatness of the former is not measured solely in light of the contemptibility of the latter, but stands in its own right and to such a degree that Greek and Indian literature--literature that is anything but contemptible--pale in comparison.
Moreover, though Prewitt has, indeed, rendered Pinkie "some service," that "service" increases in contemptibility for the reader able to compare it with the valorous service performed on behalf of the Venetian state by Othello (though he, like Prewitt, is brought down by personal moral failings).