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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. Nicholas Kay:

    The complete disregard for the lives of people working on the humanitarian and development needs of the people of Somalia is despicable.

  2. Don Blankenship:

    They are calling me a bigot, a moron, a despicable character and mentally ill, but even if all of this is true, I will do a better job than they have done.

  3. Ashley Etienne:

    Using human beings — including little children — as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable, and in some cases, criminal.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    To my Republican colleagues, if you vote no, you are legitimizing the most despicable thing I’ve ever seen in my time in politics.

  5. Brian Benczkowski:

    I hope today's action brings home a simple message for those that engage in these despicable frauds, you're not invisible.


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