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I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
Jimmy Carter

Meaning of "despicable" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DESPICABLE

From Late Latin dēspicābilis, from dēspicārī to disdain; compare despise.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DESPICABLE

despicable  [dɪˈspɪkəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DESPICABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Despicable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DESPICABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Despise

Despise means to regard with contempt or scorn. It may also refer to: Music ▪ Despised Icon, an extreme metal band ▪ Despise the Sun, an album ▪ A song by metal band, Slipknot on the digipak version of their self-titled album. The lyrics were later reused in the b-side track Purity. ▪ "I Despise You", a song on Punkophilia! by the Bulbulators ▪ "Despicable Heroes", a song on the Anthems of Rebellion album by Arch Enemy ▪ Despise You, a powerviolence/hardcore band ▪ "Despicable", a song by the artist Eminem Film and Television ▪ Despicable Villain! The Mystery of Onigumo!, an InuYasha anime episode ▪ Despicable Me, a 2010 animated comedy film starring Steve Carell and Jason Segel Miscellaneous ▪ One of the eight dungeons opposing the eight virtues in the Ultima series...

Definition of despicable in the English dictionary

The definition of despicable in the dictionary is worthy of being despised; contemptible; mean.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DESPICABLE


amicable
ˈæmɪkəbəl
applicable
ˈæplɪkəbəl
breakable
ˈbreɪkəbəl
clickable
ˈklɪkəbəl
communicable
kəˈmjuːnɪkəbəl
impracticable
ɪmˈpræktɪkəbəl
inapplicable
ɪnˈæplɪkəbəl
inexplicable
ˌɪnɪkˈsplɪkəbəl
likable
ˈlaɪkəbəl
likeable
ˈlaɪkəbəl
masticable
ˈmæstɪkəbəl
pickable
ˈpɪkəbəl
practicable
ˈpræktɪkəbəl
predicable
ˈprɛdɪkəbəl
unbreakable
ʌnˈbreɪkəbəl
unlikable
ʌnˈlaɪkəbəl
unlikeable
ʌnˈlaɪkəbəl
unmistakable
ˌʌnmɪsˈteɪkəbəl
unmistakeable
ˌʌnmɪsˈteɪkəbəl
unpickable
ʌnˈpɪkəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DESPICABLE

desperateness
desperation
despicability
despicableness
despicably
despiritualise
despiritualize
despisable
despisal
despise
despisedness
despisement
despiser
despisingly
despite
despiteful
despitefully
despitefulness
despiteous
despiteously

WORDS THAT END LIKE DESPICABLE

able
allocable
brake cable
cable
coaxial cable
duplicable
educable
explicable
extension cable
impeccable
implacable
incommunicable
ineradicable
inextricable
irrevocable
jumper cable
power cable
replicable
revocable
transmission cable
vocable

Synonyms and antonyms of despicable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DESPICABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «despicable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of despicable

Translation of «despicable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DESPICABLE

Find out the translation of despicable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of despicable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «despicable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

可鄙的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

despreciable
570 millions of speakers

English

despicable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नीच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحقير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

презренный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desprezível
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘৃণ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

méprisable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hina
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verabscheuungswürdig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

卑劣な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비열한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Despicable
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đáng khinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெறுக்கத்தக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नीच
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

adi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ignobile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nikczemny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мерзенний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

josnic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατάπτυστο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

veragtelike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

föraktlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avskyelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of despicable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DESPICABLE»

The term «despicable» is very widely used and occupies the 17.678 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DESPICABLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «despicable» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «despicable» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about despicable

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10 QUOTES WITH «DESPICABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word despicable.
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Steven Bauer
I have turned down playing the most despicable people on Earth. I turn it down all the time.
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Jimmy Carter
I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
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Mark David Chapman
I willingly took John Lennon's life. What I did was despicable.
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Alan Dershowitz
Freedom of speech means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent.
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Denis Diderot
It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.
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Heather Dubrow
To hide behind a computer and an anonymous persona to spew hate at another person is despicable.
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Francois Fenelon
Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies.
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Chris Kyle
Savage, despicable evil. That's what we were fighting in Iraq. That's why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy 'savages.' There really was no other way to describe what we encountered there.
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Michael McCaul
Additionally, any Human Rights Council reform that allows countries with despicable human rights records to remain as members, such as China and Saudi Arabia, is not real reform.
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Frank McCourt
I admire certain priests and nuns who go off on their own and do God's work on their own, who help in the ghettos, but as far as the institution of the church is concerned, I think it is despicable.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DESPICABLE»

Discover the use of despicable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to despicable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Despicable Me 2: The Junior Novel
Children's Book. Gru used to be one of the most villainous villains in the world. He and his army of Minions even stole the moon! But when he adopted Margo, Edith, and Agnes, Gru became a dad.
‎2013
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Sleepy Kittens
An adorable board book with finger puppets based on a book featured in the animated movie, Despicable Me, coming from Universal Studios in Summer 2010.
Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, 2010
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Despicable Me: The Junior Novel
In his quest to be the world's greatest villain, Gru plans to steal the Moon, but he meets his greatest challenge when he adopts three little girls to help him on his mission.
Annie Auerbach, 2010
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Despicable Species: On Cowbirds, Kudzu, Hornworms, and Other ...
In fourteen glorious essays, "Despicable Species" ponders some of the most loathsome creatures on the planet.
Janet Lembke, 2001
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Despicable Me: The World's Greatest Villain
Based on the animated film, Despicable Me, from Universal Studios, this vibrant storybook pits aspiring villain Gru against his nemesis, who loves to steal Gru's thunder. Who will claim the title of "Top Villain" in this showdown?
‎2011
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Despicable Me 2: Meet the Minions
Join Dave, Kevin, Tom, Stuart, Jerry and the rest of the gang as they do everything from stealing the moon to testing jelly recipes!This book is Level 2 in the Passport to Reading program.
‎2013
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Despicable Me 2: Make a Minion Reusable Sticker Book
An activity book with reusable stickers based on the hilarious new animated film!
Kirsten Mayer, 2013
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Despicable Me 2: Undercover Super Spies
Children's book.Not too long ago, Gru gave up being a villain for being a dad.
Kirsten Mayer, 2013
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Despicable Me 2: The Anti-Villain League Handbook
Find out in this hilarious companion book to the animated film Despicable Me 2, which includes never-before-published background on the preeminent anti-villain organization, top secret spying strategies, and a detailed look at the world's ...
D. Jacobs, 2013
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A Despicable Mission
It's summer on the picture book island of Martha's Vineyard.
Judith Campbell, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DESPICABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term despicable is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Despicable' thieves took medals: Veteran's daughter
The daughter of a World War Two veteran said the thieves who stole her father's service medals as he lay in hospital were 'despicable'. «BBC News, Jul 15»
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'Minions' Fans Go Crazy With 'Despicable Me' Spin-Off Themed …
Even before Universal Studios announced they would be releasing a “Despicable Me” spin-off titled “Minions,” people went bananas for Gru's ... «TheWrap, Jul 15»
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Espinoza: Despicable means
RESPONSIBLE officers of the Coast Guard in Ormoc City should be included in the criminal complaint for the death of 61 passengers following ... «Sun.Star, Jul 15»
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Despicable: 20-yr-old man kills gay lover over N600
Despicable: 20-yr-old man kills gay lover over N600. Despicable20-yr-old man kills gay lover over N600. A self confessed homosexual told a ... «Pulse Nigeria, Jul 15»
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Warning as 'despicable' con artists burgle elderly in Sutton Coldfield …
'DESPICABLE thieves' have been targeting vulnerable householders in Sutton Coldfield, Erdington and Great Barr with a spate of distraction ... «Sutton Coldfield Observer, Jul 15»
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5 Despicable Right-Wing Moments This Week: Bill O'Reilly's …
In a despicable segment, O'Reilly sent smarmy young reporter Jesse Watters to stroll around Penn Station, shove microphones into homeless ... «AlterNet, Jul 15»
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Bringing own gas to fill up boat is despicable: Gallinger
Our cottage is inaccessible by road, so we travel by boat. Each Friday, we show up at the marina and see families unloading jerry cans full of ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
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'Despicable' fraudster who 'made up' terminal illness while pocketing …
A fraudster who 'made up' his terminal illness and arranged charity appearances for celebrities like The Stig and Katie Price but failed to hand ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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'Minions' Film Update: Kyle Balda And Pierre Coffin's 'Despicable
'Minions' Film Update: Kyle Balda And Pierre Coffin's 'Despicable Me' Spin-off Beats Colin Trevorrow's 'Jurassic World' In U.K. Box Office. «Yibada, Jul 15»
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Despicable fee! Fury as ticket to see Minions costs £10 more in …
Which despicable mastermind is responsible for this? A Solihull family have slammed a popular cinema chain after being told they would have ... «Birmingham Mail, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Despicable [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/despicable>. Nov 2019 ».
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