Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Deserving of contempt; despicable; vile.

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Usage examples "contemptible":

  1. He wore a frock coat, buttoned tightly, to set off a by no means contemptible figure, and carried himself with a jaunty, swaggering air, after the conventional style of a theatrical " professional." - "The Life Story of an Old Rebel", John Denvir.
  2. His music brought me to my real self and made me realize how small and mean and contemptible I was. - "Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College", Jessie Graham Flower.
  3. And then there would be no injustice, therefore nothing wrong, and nothing contemptible. - "The Marquis of Lossie", George MacDonald.