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Definition of Despicable

Despicable

  1. Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless; as, a despicable man; despicable company; a despicable gift.

Despicable Quotations

It is because I recognize the brutality with which my own multi-branched ancestors have been treated that I can identify the despicable, lawless, cruel, and sadistic behavior that has characterized Israel's attempts to erase a people, the Palestinians, from their own land.
Alice Walker

Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Albert Camus

I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake.
John D. Rockefeller

There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.
William Hazlitt
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Despicable Translations

despicable in Latin is contemptus

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