Antonyms for despisable

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A peddler without goods and without money is sure to be despisable.

“And then you will be despisable,” said the housekeeper bitterly.

Hech, but it be a despisable thing to rin open mouth to the—I'll no mention whae—for their greed o' meat.

They have a great fishing trade here, as well for supply of the country as for merchandise, and the towns are not despisable.

Anything but resentment there would have been unnatural, not to say inhuman and despisable, in a daughter.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French despis-, present participle stem of despire "to despise," from Latin despicere "look down on, scorn," from de- "down" (see de-) + spicere/specere "look at" (see scope (n.1)). Related: Despised; despising.

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