contemptible

[kuhn-temp-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
deserving of or held in contempt; despicable.
2.
Obsolete, contemptuous.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin contemptibilis, equivalent to contempt(us) (see contempt) + -ibilis -ible

contemptibility, contemptibleness, noun
contemptibly, adverb
noncontemptibility, noun
noncontemptible, adjective
noncontemptibleness, noun
noncontemptibly, adverb
uncontemptibility, noun
uncontemptible, adjective
uncontemptibleness, noun
uncontemptibly, adverb

contemptible, contemptuous.


1. mean, abject, low, base.


1. admirable.
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contemptible (kənˈtɛmptəbəl)
 
adj
deserving or worthy of contempt; despicable
 
contempti'bility
 
n
 
con'temptibleness
 
n
 
con'temptibly
 
adv

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contemptible
late 14c., from L. contemptibilis, from contempt-, pp. stem of contemnere (see contempt).
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Example sentences
We have contempt of court, whether or not it is contemptible is not in question.
Militarism is the great preserver of our ideals of hardihood, and human life
  with no use for hardihood would be contemptible.
It makes him feel that all that does not renovate society from his point of
  view is frivolous and contemptible.
There are some contemptible people in the anti-war left, but there are also
  some people thinking for their lives.
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