1550s, from ll despicabilis, from Latin dēspicor, a variant of dēspiciō ("I despise"), from de ("down") + speciō ("I look at, behold"). Pronunciation
  • IPA: /dɪˈspɪkəbəl/, /ˈdɛspɪkəbəl/


  1. Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean
    Synonyms: vile, evil, mean, contemptible
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despicable (plural despicables)

  1. A wretched or wicked person.

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