despicable


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morally reprehensible

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He had an unerring eye for the despicable motive in actions that had all the appearance of innocence.
It was despicable to have allowed himself to be turned from his purpose by the pompous airs of the Vicar and the tears of his aunt.
It is rumored that Prince Vasili played a very despicable part in this affair and that he returned to Petersburg quite crestfallen.
The truth of it is," he thought, "that I've got such despicable faults that no one could help speaking to me like that.
What led her particularly to desire horse-exercise was a visit from Captain Lydgate, the baronet's third son, who, I am sorry to say, was detested by our Tertius of that name as a vapid fop "parting his hair from brow to nape in a despicable fashion" (not followed by Tertius himself), and showing an ignorant security that he knew the proper thing to say on every topic.
Tarzan constituted a protection that was by no means despicable, even in the face of the larger carnivora, as Werper had reason to acknowledge from the evidence he had witnessed in the Oparian temple.
You are the most despicable cur of a coward, Rokoff, I have ever heard of.
It seems to me mean to spend your time suspecting soldiers who have fought for their king and their country, of such a despicable crime.
Martin told him that his hatred of the magazines was rabid, fanatical, and that his conduct was a thousand times more despicable than that of the youth who burned the temple of Diana at Ephesus.
To him the police were always actuated by malignant impulses and the rest of the world was composed, for the most part, of despicable creatures who were all trying to take advantage of him and with whom, in defense, he was obliged to quarrel on all possible occasions.
You will only injure yourself if you take notice of despicable enemies.
She has money enough to live very comfortably, if she only knew how to use it judiciously, and had taught her son to do the same; but she is ever straining to keep up appearances, with that despicable pride that shuns the semblance of poverty as of a shameful crime.
To say the truth, as no known inhabitant of this globe is really more than man, so none need be ashamed of submitting to what the necessities of man demand; but when those great personages I have just mentioned condescend to aim at confining such low offices to themselves--as when, by hoarding or destroying, they seem desirous to prevent any others from eating--then they surely become very low and despicable.
It was Soapy's design to assume the role of the despicable and execrated "masher.
And in the midst of all these solitary resignations and unseen sacrifices, she did not respect herself any more than the world respected her, but I believe thought in her heart that she was a poor-spirited, despicable little creature, whose luck in life was only too good for her merits.