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Definition of Contemptible


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

Contemptible Quotations

None of God's Creatures absolutely consider'd are in their own Nature Contemptible; the meanest Fly, the poorest Insect has its Use and Vertue.
Mary Astell

A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
Woodrow Wilson

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

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

Several people, not just reviewers, took me to task for writing about what they called the working classes - something I've been doing for 40 years. I thought that was contemptible - what do they want to do, ghettoize the working class as a subject? Can you only write about your own class? I've written about royalty, am I not allowed to do that?
Martin Amis
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Contemptible Translations

contemptible in Latin is contemptus
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