- Despicable is defined as a foul and loathsome person.
An example of a despicable person was Jack the Ripper.
despicable definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Late Latin despicabilis: see despise
despicable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Late Latin dēspicābilis, from Latin dēspicārī, to despise; see spek- in Indo-European roots.
- de·spicˈa·ble·ness noun
- de·spicˈa·bly adverb