- 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.
contemptible definition by Webster's New World
- deserving of contempt or scorn; worthless; despicable
- Obsolete contemptuous
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin contemptibilis
contemptible definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Deserving of contempt; despicable.
- Obsolete Contemptuous.
- con·temptˌi·bilˈi·ty, con·temptˈi·ble·ness noun
- con·temptˈi·bly adverb