What are some alternative words for despicable?

Synonyms for despicable
ˈdɛs pɪ kə bəl, dɪˈspɪk ə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched(adj)

    morally reprehensible

    "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"

    Synonyms:
    frightful, queasy, offensive, pitiable, pathetic, nauseating, piteous, vile, loathsome, misfortunate, suffering, miserable, pitiful, hapless, horrible, worthless, unworthy, nauseous, slimy, undeserving, horrifying, atrocious, deplorable, sickening, ugly, woeful, noisome, wretched, poor, execrable, slimed, surly

    Antonyms:
    good

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. despicable

    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, contemptible, 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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. despicable(a.)

    Synonyms:
    contemptible, pitiful, base, mean, abject, vile, worthless, low, paltry

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. despicable(a)

    Synonyms:
    contemptible, abject

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How to use despicable in a sentence?

  1. President Trump:

    It's terrible. It's despicable.

  2. Hannah Gleeson:

    I don't, at this point, have a way to vote. It's really despicable and voter suppression at its finest.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    Following the despicable attack on January 6, there must, there must be truth and accountability if we are going to move forward, heal and bring our country together once again, sweeping something as momentous as this under the rug brings no healing whatsoever.

  4. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Shira was murdered because she bravely supported the principle that each one can live their life in honor and security, we will not allow this despicable killer to undermine the core values that Israeli society is based upon. We contemptuously denounce his actions of hate and violence. We will do everything in our power to bring this killer to face justice.

  5. Pope Francis:

    This culture of waste has made us insensitive even to the waste and disposal of food, which is even more despicable when all over the world many individuals and families are suffering from hunger and malnutrition. we should all remember, however, that throwing food away is like stealing from the tables of the poor, the hungry.


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