The definition of contemptible is someone or something worthy of hatred or intense dislike.
An example of contemptible is the action of a serial killer who has murdered innocent people.
- deserving of contempt or scorn; worthless; despicable
- Obs. contemptuous
Origin of contemptibleMiddle English from Classical Latin contemptibilis
- Deserving of contempt; despicable.
- Obsolete Contemptuous.
- con·tempt′i·bil′i·ty con·tempt′i·ble·ness