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Synonyms for contemptible
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemptible(adj)

    deserving of contempt or scorn

    Antonyms:
    estimable, admirable

Wiktionary

  1. contemptible(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    despicable

  2. contemptible(adjective)

    deserving contempt

    Synonyms:
    despicable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contemptible

    Pitiful originally signified full of pity; as, "the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy," James v, 11; but this usage is now archaic, and the meaning in question is appropriated by such words as merciful and compassionate. Pitiful and pitiable now refer to what may be deserving of pity, pitiful being used chiefly for that which is merely an object of thought, pitiable for that which is brought directly before the senses; as, a pitiful story; a pitiable object; a pitiable condition. Since pity, however, always implies weakness or inferiority in that which is pitied, pitiful and pitiable are often used, by an easy transition, for what might awaken pity, but does awaken contempt; as, a pitiful excuse; he presented a pitiable appearance. Piteous is now rarely used in its earlier sense of feeling pity, but in its derived sense applies to what really excites the emotion; as, a piteous cry. Compare HUMANE; MERCY; PITY.

    Synonyms:
    abject, base, despicable, lamentable, miserable, mournful, moving, paltry, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, sorrowful, touching, woful, wretched

    Antonyms:
    august, beneficent, commanding, dignified, exalted, glorious, grand, great, helpful, lofty, mighty, noble, sublime, superb, superior

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contemptible

    Synonyms:
    despicable, mean, vile, pitiful, disreputable, paltry, trifling, trivial

    Antonyms:
    important, grave, weighty, honorable, respectable, venerable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contemptible(a.)

    Synonyms:
    despicable, vile, low, mean, base, pitiful, abject, worthless, paltry, sorry, pitiful

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contemptible(a)

    Synonyms:
    despicable, abject

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "contemptible":

    despicable, reprehensible, vile, unworthy

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How to use contemptible in a sentence?

  1. Samuel Butler:

    The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.

  2. Henry Ward Beecher:

    The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a "but".

  3. Henry Ward Beecher:

    The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a but.

  4. Edmund Burke:

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

  5. Letitia James:

    Being poor is not a crime. The actions of the NYPD in this video are appalling and contemptible.


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