Definition of contemptible in English:

contemptible

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Pronunciation: /kənˈtɛm(p)tɪb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Derivatives

contemptibility

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun

contemptibly

adverb
More example sentences
  • She is therefore a victim and thereby relieved of much of her class guilt and no longer hateful, although still contemptibly repressed like all the other toffs.
  • But I have to ask, who the hell would ever utter such stupid, contemptibly moronic assertions?
  • Even the British social history volumes have declared that we have been treated shamefully and contemptibly.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin contemptibilis, from Latin contemnere (see contemn).

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