Despisable De*spis"a*ble, a. [Cf. OF. despisable.] Despicable; contemptible. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • despicable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. detestable, hateful, contemptible. See hate, contempt. Ant., admirable. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. contemptible, abject, base, vile; see mean 1 , 3 , offensive 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a …   English dictionary for students

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