1. [ adjective ] worthy only of being despised and rejected
Synonyms: contemptible

"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

Related terms: ignoble
2. [ adjective ] morally reprehensible
Synonyms: vile unworthy ugly

"would do something as despicable as murder" "ugly crimes" "the vile development of slavery appalled them"

Related terms: evil
Similar spelling:   despicably