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Definition of Contemptible

Contemptible

  1. Worthy of contempt; deserving of scorn or disdain; mean; vile; despicable.
  2. Despised; scorned; neglected; abject.
  3. Insolent; scornful; contemptuous.

Contemptible Quotations

What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?
W. Clement Stone

When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.
Diogenes

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Edmund Burke

There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.
Bertrand Russell

For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible; which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Contemptible Translations

contemptible in Latin is contemptus
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