despicable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1550s, from Late Latin despicabilis, from Latin dēspiciō (I despise), from de (down) + speciō (I look at, behold).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈspɪkəbəɫ/

Adjective[edit]

despicable (comparative more despicable, superlative most despicable)

  1. Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless

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References[edit]

  1. ^ despicable” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).