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Definition of "contemptible" []

  • Deserving of contempt; despicable. (adjective)
  • Obsolete Contemptuous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "contemptible" in a sentence
  • "And how shortsighted and contemptible is the hypocrisy of those Hezbollah supporters who claim to stand for justice for the Palestinians while supporting such a murderous figure."
  • "Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya were described as contemptible dogs by Gaddafi and Bashar al Assad."
  • "What I find contemptible is that outside Niall Fergeson (sp?) no one on the Right seems willing to openly admit that object."