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Synonyms for contemptible
kənˈtɛmp tə bəlcon·temptible

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  1. contemptibleadjective

    Synonyms:
    despicable

  2. contemptibleadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemptibleadjective

    deserving of contempt or scorn

    Antonyms:
    estimable, admirable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contemptibleadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contemptibleadjective

    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. Eugene Fidell:

    This is the lowest kind of demagoguery. Mr. Trump's comments are contemptible and un-American. They are a call for mob justice.

  2. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne:

    You should never assume contempt for that which it is not very manifest that you have it in your power to possess, nor does a wit ever make a more contemptible figure than when, in attempting satire, he shows that he does not understand that which he would make the subject of his ridicule.

  3. Edmund Burke:

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

  4. W. H. Auden:

    Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books.

  5. Wang Wenbin:

    This behavior is contemptible.


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