What is another word for despicable?

Synonyms for despicable
ˈdɛs pɪ kə bəl, dɪˈspɪk ə-de·spi·ca·ble

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term despicable.

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretchedadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. despicableadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. despicableadjective

    Synonyms:
    contemptible, abject

How to pronounce despicable?

How to say despicable in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#988base
#1593moving
#1711poor
#5907suffering
#6274offensive
#7689ugly
#8709horrible
#11305touching
#16937infamous
#17102miserable
#18127pathetic
#19897negligible
#20769worthless
#21931disgusting
#27379vile
#29579obnoxious
#29867shameful
#29891appalling
#30054hateful
#30945wretched
#30977hideous
#38864horrendous
#38914cowardly
#38945unworthy
#39885horrifying
#40996pitiful
#43288hapless
#45257disgraceful
#45529heinous
#46824surly
#47706despicable
#48458sickening
#48820slimy
#50274atrocious
#51404abominable
#51865abject
#54515frightful
#55032deplorable
#55326repugnant
#56568sorrowful
#57224paltry
#57592odious
#58505reprehensible
#60125mournful
#65966loathsome
#71961dastardly
#74271abhorrent
#77165woeful
#79651contemptible
#81217nauseous
#86575queasy
#92197piteous
#94915nauseating
#95216lamentable
#97969detestable
#99196ignoble
#108976undeserving
#118861inconsiderable
#119822pitiable
#121753ignominious
#143060execrable
#227568noisome
#253614slimed

How to use despicable in a sentence?

  1. The CNN insider:

    To say it’s ‘cancel culture’ - it's despicable.

  2. State John Kerry:

    The United States is praying and grieving with you for the loved ones of those cruelly taken from us, including Americans, and for the many who were injured in these despicable attacks, the United States stands firmly with Belgium and with the nations of Europe in the face of this tragedy.

  3. Lana Wood:

    They are despicable human beings, capitalizing on the accidental death of a beloved member of the Wagner family. They should be ashamed of themselves. i couldn’t understand why he wouldn’t speak to the detectives.

  4. New York:

    In New York, no one should feel unsafe for who they are, and this despicable attack on one New Yorker is an attack on all New Yorkers.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    What the Republican governor is doing in Texas is just despicable, despicable, it boils my blood to even watch what they're doing to these brave people … when there's not any serious evidence of voter fraud.


Translations for despicable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for despicable »

Translation

Find a translation for the despicable synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"despicable." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 18 Aug. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/despicable>.

Discuss these despicable synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for despicable?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    An antonym for "Curdled"?
    • A. Smooth
    • B. Grumous
    • C. Coagulated
    • D. Solidified

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for despicable: