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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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