despicable


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • adj

Synonyms for despicable

Synonyms for despicable

Synonyms for despicable

morally reprehensible

References in classic literature ?
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.
Of course, from the point of view of Prokofy, seeing him in a torn cloak and tipsy, he's a despicable person.
Lucille is mine - mine she will remain, even though you should descend to something more despicable, more cowardly than ordinary treason, to wrest her from me.
Her application to a sober life and industrious management at last in Virginia, with her transported spouse, is a story fruitful of instruction to all the unfortunate creatures who are obliged to seek their re-establishment abroad, whether by the misery of transportation or other disaster; letting them know that diligence and application have their due encouragement, even in the remotest parts of the world, and that no case can be so low, so despicable, or so empty of prospect, but that an unwearied industry will go a great way to deliver us from it, will in time raise the meanest creature to appear again the world, and give him a new case for his life.
Upon that the aunt fondled her, as if she had said something noble instead of despicable and false, and kept up the infamous pretence by replying, 'But there are reasonable limits, my dear love, to everything, and I see that this poor miserable girl causes you more constant and useless distress than even so good an effort justifies.
On this repetition of the old wicked injury, I withheld no longer, but exposed to her all I had known of her and seen in her, and all I had undergone within myself since I had occupied the despicable position of being engaged to her nephew.
Many people say that for a male person, bric-a-brac hunting is about as robust a business as making doll-clothes, or decorating Japanese pots with decalcomanie butterflies would be, and these people fling mud at the elegant Englishman, Byng, who wrote a book called THE BRIC-A-BRAC HUNTER, and make fun of him for chasing around after what they choose to call "his despicable trifles"; and for "gushing" over these trifles; and for exhibiting his "deep infantile delight" in what they call his "tuppenny collection of beggarly trivialities"; and for beginning his book with a picture of himself seated, in a "sappy, self-complacent attitude, in the midst of his poor little ridiculous bric-a-brac junk shop.
He said: "This was an absolutely despicable incident directed at an ambulance crew providing a public service to a sick person.
Meanwhile, this opener featured a pub called The Cordwangler's Arms (viewers of a certain age will have recalled the line "Joe, he was a young cordwangler" from the Kenneth Williams ditty The Ballad of the Woggler's Moulie) and the despicable activities of a despicable dining club - not the Bullingdon, but the Berserkers.
BRUSSELS, Oct 2 (KUNA) -- The European Union condemned Monday "the despicable attack" during a music festival in the US city of Las Vegas in which more than 50 people were reported killed and 400 injured.
Summary: New Delhi [India], August 11 (ANI): After the Uttar Pradesh Madarsa Shiksha Parishad (MSP) directed all madarsas affiliated to it to sing the national song and unfurl the national flag on August 15, the Congress deemed the move as "unconstitutional and despicable.
2:22 11:30pm, 1:30pm, 6:15pm, 10:35pm, 12:15am, 2:00am All Eyez on Me 10:30pm, 1:15pm, 12:30am Despicable Me 3 10:30pm, 2:30pm, 6:30pm Guest Iin London (Hindi) 12:00pm, 2:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:45pm, 10:30pm, 1:00am NEW
Fans will be able to meet the mischievous yellow characters from the Despicable Me 3 movie at Selfridges.
Co-directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda and Eric Guillon, Despicable Me 3 is a pick 'n' mix of half-formed ideas, crudely stitched together with flimsy subplots that lack any forward momentum.
30pm CARDIGAN Theatr Mwldan 01239 621200: Despicable Me 3 (U) Fri/Mon-Thu 5.