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synonyms for contemptible

  • abhorrent
  • abominable
  • disgusting
  • hateful
  • odious
  • vile
  • worthless
  • abject
  • bad
  • base
  • beggarly
  • cheap
  • crass
  • currish
  • degenerate
  • despisable
  • detestable
  • dirty
  • heel
  • ignoble
  • ignominious
  • inferior
  • low
  • low-down
  • lowest
  • mean
  • outcast
  • paltry
  • pitiable
  • pitiful
  • poor
  • sad
  • scummy
  • scurvy
  • shabby
  • sordid
  • sorry
  • swinish
  • unworthy
  • wretched
See also synonyms for: contemptibleness

antonyms for contemptible

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  • delightful
  • kind
  • likeable
  • lovable
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • admirable
  • admired
  • good
  • honorable
  • loved
  • respectable
  • worthy
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How to use contemptible in a sentence

Lawmakers, in his telling, are now The Other—and thus just as contemptible as his billionaire pals.
ONE VERY BIG PROBLEM WITH THE DEMOCRATS' BILLIONAIRES TAXPHILIP ELLIOTTOCTOBER 27, 2021TIME
Ignoring the differences between democracies governed by the rule of law and contemptible organizations that engage in terrorism at best discredits one’s intended argument and at worst reflects deep-seated prejudice.
REP. ILHAN OMAR CLARIFIES TWEET GROUPING U.S., ISRAEL WITH HAMAS, TALIBAN AFTER CRITICISM FROM JEWISH DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERSCOLBY ITKOWITZ, SEAN SULLIVANJUNE 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The real cost, the real burden in this iniquitous, contemptible system is the legion of skimmers and coasters led by the devious do-nothing NCAA president Mark Emmert and his board of governors cronies.
THE FINANCIAL BURDEN ON NCAA SPORTS WEARS WINGTIPS, NOT SNEAKERSSALLY JENKINSAPRIL 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I should be ashamed to show my face at Heaven's gates and say I came from such a contemptible planet.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
My hero of yesterday, the hero of the glorious struggle of the People,—how contemptible he has proved himself, how cravenly small!
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
It is enough if the defendant induces an ill opinion to be held of the plaintiff, or to make him contemptible or ridiculous.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Behold I have made thee small among the nations: thou art exceeding contemptible.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Selby was one who felt more or less of shame at the contemptible part he was expected to play.
HUNTED AND HARRIEDR.M. BALLANTYNE
I have not wanted friends, even among strangers, who have defended me more strongly, than my contemptible pedant could attack me.
THE WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN, VOLUME 4 (OF 18)JOHN DRYDEN
What can there be contemptible in automatic machines capable of producing such desirable effects?
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTEMPTIBLE

  • base
  • contemptible
  • degraded
  • dejected
  • deplorable
  • dishonorable
  • fawning
  • forlorn
  • groveling
  • hangdog
  • humiliated
  • low
  • miserable
  • outcast
  • pitiable
  • servile
  • submissive
  • worthless
  • wretched
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.