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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

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

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

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

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.

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

contemptible in Latin is contemptus
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