- Despicable is defined as a foul and loathsome person.
An example of a despicable person was Jack the Ripper.
Origin of despicableLate Latin despicabilis: see despise
Origin of despicableLate Latin dēspicābilis, from Latin dēspicārī, to despise; see spek- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more despicable, superlative most despicable)