1. despicable

adjective. ['dɪˈspɪkəbəl'] morally reprehensible.


  • vile
  • wretched
  • evil
  • slimy
  • unworthy
  • ugly


  • valuable
  • worthy
  • wholesome
  • fortunate

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Words that Rhyme with Despicable

  • extricable
  • explicable

How do you pronounce despicable?

Pronounce despicable as dɪˈspɪkəbəl.

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How do you spell despicable? Is it dispicable ?

A common misspelling of despicable is dispicable

Example sentences of the word despicable

1. Adjective
Others claim the opposite, that he was defiant and despicable in almost every facet of his life.

Quotes containing the word despicable

1. Making others happy, through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice, is a sign of true greatness. To hurt another soul by sarcastic words, looks, or suggestions, is despicable.
- Paramahansa Yogananda, Where There is Light: Insight and Inspiration for Meeting Life's Challenges

2. The science, the art, the jurisprudence, the chief political and social theories, of the modern world have grown out of Greece and Rome—not by favour of, but in the teeth of, the fundamental teachings of early Christianity, to which science, art, and any serious occupation with the things of this world were alike despicable.
- Thomas Henry Huxley, Agnosticism and Christianity and Other Essays