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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Despicable  \Des"pi*ca*ble\,  a.  [L.  despicabilis  fr  despicari 
  to  despise;  akin  to  despicere  See  {Despise}.] 
  Fit  or  deserving  to  be  despised;  contemptible;  mean  vile; 
  worthless;  as  a  despicable  man;  despicable  company;  a 
  despicable  gift. 
 
  Syn:  Contemptible;  mean  vile;  worthless;  pitiful;  paltry; 
  sordid;  low  base.  See  {Contemptible}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  despicable 
  adj  1:  worthy  only  of  being  despised  and  rejected;  "a  contemptible 
  lack  of  courage";  "A  little,  wretched,  despicable 
  creature,  a  worm,  a  mere  nothing...that  has  risen  up 
  in  contempt  against  the  majesty  of  Heaven  and  earth"- 
  Jonathan  Edwards  [syn:  {contemptible}] 
  2:  morally  reprehensible;  "would  do  something  as  despicable  as 
  murder";  "ugly  crimes";  "the  vile  development  of  slavery 
  appalled  them"  [syn:  {ugly},  {vile},  {unworthy}] 




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