contemptible
[ kuhn-temp-tuh-buhl ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle Englishfrom Old French, or from late Latin contemptibilis, from Latin contemnere (see contemn)
Synonyms
  • abhorrent
  • abominable
  • disgusting
Antonyms
  • delightful
  • kind
  • likeable
Definition
deserving of or held in contempt; despicable
Example
The judge ruled a 15-year sentence to fit her contemptible crimes.
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