Definition of despicable in English:

despicable

Line breaks: de¦spic|able
Pronunciation: /dɪˈspɪkəb(ə)l
 
, ˈdɛspɪk-/

adjective

Derivatives

despicably

adverb
More example sentences
  • Instead he was treated despicably and I hope whoever is nominated to take over will not have to go through that same sort of public humiliation.
  • Their bleating about their efforts regarding problem gambling are absolutely, completely and utterly, despicably hypocritical.
  • But out of sheer determination and a refusal to get dragged down by such despicably anti-social behaviour, they enjoyed the good times and battled through the bad times.

Origin

mid 16th century: from late Latin despicabilis, from despicari 'look down on'.

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