- to regard with contempt, distaste, disgust, or disdain; scorn; loathe.
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Related Words for despisableshoddy, cheap, distressing, miserable, pitiful, dismal, sad, worthless, vile, disgusting, odious, abhorrent, hateful, abominable, beggarly, contemptible, dirty, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable
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Historical Examples of despisable
A peddler without goods and without money is sure to be despisable.
“And then you will be despisable,” said the housekeeper bitterly.
Hech, but it be a despisable thing to rin open mouth to the—I'll no mention whae—for their greed o' meat.The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)
They have a great fishing trade here, as well for supply of the country as for merchandise, and the towns are not despisable.From London to Land's End
Anything but resentment there would have been unnatural, not to say inhuman and despisable, in a daughter.V. V.'s Eyes
Henry Sydnor Harrison
- (tr) to look down on with contempt; scornhe despises flattery