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Despicable Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    despicable adj
  1. worthy only of being despised and rejected; "a contemptible lack of courage"; "A little, wretched, despicable creature, a worm, a mere nothing...that has risen up in contempt against the majesty of Heaven and earth"- Jonathan Edwards [syn: contemptible]
  2. morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them" [syn: ugly, vile, unworthy]
Despicable Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Despicable \Des"pi*ca*ble\, a. [L. despicabilis, fr. despicari to despise; akin to despicere. See Despise.] Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless; as, a despicable man; despicable company; a despicable gift. Syn: Contemptible; mean; vile; worthless; pitiful; paltry; sordid; low; base. See Contemptible.
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* Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. - Albert Camus

* The nature of men and women - their essential nature - is so vile and despicable that if you were to portray a person as he really is, no one would believe you. - W. Somerset Maugham

* He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. - Albert Einstein

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