The definition of contemptible is someone or something worthy of hatred or intense dislike.adjective
An example of contemptible is the action of a serial killer who has murdered innocent people.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- deserving of contempt or scorn; worthless; despicable
- Obsolete contemptuous
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin contemptibilis
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- Deserving of contempt; despicable.
- Obsolete Contemptuous.
- con·temptˌi·bilˈi·ty, con·temptˈi·ble·ness noun
- con·temptˈi·bly adverb