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

 

contemptible

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//kənˈtemptəbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtemptəbl//
 
(formal)
 
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not deserving any respect at all synonym despicable contemptible behaviour Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin contemptibilis, from Latin contemnere, from con- (expressing intensive force) + temnere ‘despise’.
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