Meaning of CONTEMPTIBLE in English


arousing or meriting scorn or disdain

a contemptible attempt to blame his wife for his failure

Synonyms: beggarly, cheap, despicable, despisable, mean, pitiable, pitiful, scummy, scurvy, shabby, sorry; compare base 3

Related Word: abhorrent, abominable, detestable, hateful, odious; abject, ignoble, sordid; bad, inferior, poor, sad; disgusting, scrimy, shameful; outcast

Contrasted words: creditable, estimable, honorable, noble; high-minded, high-principled, principled, true, upright; honest, square, straight

Antonyms: admirable

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