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contemptible

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Definition very bad (deserving no respect)
  • She is uninformed and her views are contemptible.
contemptible = very bad (deserving no respect)
  • She is a contemptible liar.
  • contemptible = deserving no respect
  • The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
    Samuel Butler
  • contemptible = deserving no respect (worthless or of bad quality)
  • Henryk's life was a hard one. He had chosen it himself and had no intention of changing it, believing that it would be contemptible to live in any other way.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • contemptible = deserving no respect (worthless or of bad quality)
  • Inside, I felt small and contemptible, abandoned.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • contemptible = worthless or of bad quality
  • And indeed he was possessed by the fear of his father's contemptible life and shameful death.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • contemptible = very bad
  • They could not understand, they said, how even animals could bring themselves to sing such contemptible rubbish.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • contemptible = very bad (deserving no respect)
  • ...we have become as contemptible and petty as the rest.
    Anton Chekhov  --  Uncle Vanya
  • contemptible = deserving no respect (worthless or of bad quality)
  • Perhaps you've already heard how Dr. Huld talks about the petty lawyers, he probably made them sound very contemptible to you,
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • contemptible = bad (deserving no respect)
  • The fear and despair they had felt a moment earlier were drowned in their rage against this vile, contemptible act.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • contemptible = very bad
  • Lolla-Wossiky was so contemptible it made Hooch sick.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • contemptible = deserving no respect (worthless or of bad quality)
  • You others, let me see no more contemptible conduct in my house!
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Nothing would have been more nonsensical and, above all, more pointless and contemptible.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • Perhaps you've already heard how Dr. Huld talks about the petty lawyers, he probably made them sound very contemptible to you, and he's right, they are contemptible.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • And he imagined the most laughable scene possible as an example of this, if this contemptible student, this inflated child, this knock-kneed redbeard, if he were kneeling at Elsa's bed wringing his hands and begging for forgiveness.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • Along with continuing to point out that Forsyth's repeated promises and assurances given to Calderon and Argaiz showed a contemptible disregard of the Constitution, Adams added a new element: the direct participation in these activities by Van Buren himself.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • If all the junior officers were contemptible why would the whip-man, whose position was the most inhumane of all, be any exception, and K. had noticed very clearly how his eyes had lit up when he saw the banknotes, he had obviously only seemed serious about the flogging to raise the level of the bribe a little.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • Now, for a while, I shall transform you; not a soul will know you, the clear skin of your arms and legs shriveled, your chestnut hair all gone, your body dressed in sacking that a man would gag to see, and the two eyes, that were so brilliant, dirtied- contemptible, you shall seem to your enemies, as to the wife and son you left behind.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Stupid, hypocritical, cruel—oh, contemptible!
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • contemptible = deserving no respect (worthless or of bad quality)
  • My hand and eye are sound, not so contemptible as the young men say.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
contemptible = deserving no respect (worthless or of bad quality)

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