Definition of despicable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

despicable

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//dɪˈspɪkəbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈspɪkəbl//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈdespɪkəbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdespɪkəbl//
 
(formal)
 
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very unpleasant or evil a despicable act/crime I hate you! You're despicable. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from late Latin despicabilis, from despicari ‘look down on’.Extra examples Police have condemned the theft from an elderly widow as despicable. To fail was considered despicable. What I find particularly despicable is their neglect of old people. I hate you! You’re despicable. That was a despicable act.
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