[ UK /dɪspˈɪkəbə‍l/ ]
[ US /dɪˈspɪkəbəɫ/ ]
  1. morally reprehensible
    the vile development of slavery appalled them
    a slimy little liar
    would do something as despicable as murder
    ugly crimes
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How To Use despicable In A Sentence

  • I was a student, and the way they dealt with students was despicable.
  • He's apologizing for what he calls his despicable words after he was arrested for drunken driving. CNN Transcript Jul 31, 2006
  • Aaron Burr are largely reduced to an amusing but pointless conversation with four gigantic hoodlums from Baltimore who are asked to interpret the word "despicable," which triggered the Burr-Hamilton duel. The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • Whoever strives to know learns that no human lore is despicable.
  • He is vile and despicable. The Sun
  • I felt meaner, and lowlier and more despicable than the worms. LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY
  • Then I did a despicable thing. ‘Well, Peter Sellers is dead,’ I said with a bitchery equal to hers.
  • The non-intellectual wing of the Christian Right Community has committed a sacrilege and blasphemy, (to say nothing of the secular crime of high treason), because they have accepted the fiction of a cynical team of writers, who depict the god they describe as a homicidal, Demonic, maniac, and touted these despicable properties as "holiness," and used that as an excuse to support and urge the slaughter of their chosen Muslim fantasy enemies. THE SHAMELESS END-DAYS FICTIONAL REPLACEMENT FOR REVELATION.
  • They all wanted to appear to be respectable members of society, while all the time undermining that with their despicable acts. The Sun
  • The people who perpetrated that buy-back scheme are despicable, deceitful, dishonest, and crooked.
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