Synonyms for contemptible

Grammar : Adj
Spell : kuhn-temp-tuh-buhl
Phonetic Transcription : kənˈtɛmp tə bəl

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Définition of contemptible

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Latin contemptibilis "worthy of scorn," from contempt-, past participle stem of contemnere (see contempt). Related: Contemptibility; contemptibly.
  • adj despicable, shameful
Example sentences :
  • They achieve repartee the brilliance of which dazzles him to contemptible silence.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • What merit was there in being what it would be contemptible not to be?
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Not another inch, you contemptible whelp, or I'll brain you!
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • Her name is not Buttons; she is not in the least a contemptible nor entirely a comic figure.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • You talk of your honour and your truth when you did such a contemptible thing!
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • He had become, they believed, that contemptible person, the man who reads.
  • Extract from : « The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893 » by Various
  • I'm a contemptible thing that runs to its burrow when it hears of danger.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • Never before had she been governed by so contemptible a feeling as that which had just prompted her.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • "It was suspicious," said the cruel and contemptible tyrants.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs Of The Court Of Marie Antoinette, Queen Of France, Complete » by Madame Campan
  • The man was so contemptible; so unutterably low and 257 vile and cowardly.
  • Extract from : « Louisiana Lou » by William West Winter

Antonyms for contemptible

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