What does the word contemptible mean?

Usage examples for contemptible

  1. 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
  2. And then there would be no injustice, therefore nothing wrong, and nothing contemptible. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald