What does the word contemptible mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Jessie Graham Flower
  3. And then there would be no injustice, therefore nothing wrong, and nothing contemptible. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald