|1.||[ adjective ] 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
|2.||[ adjective ] morally reprehensible|
|Synonyms:||vile unworthy ugly|
"would do something as despicable as murder" "ugly crimes" "the vile development of slavery appalled them"