Definition of 'despicable'
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How could anyone be that despicable and cruel? Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said:'It was a very sad and despicable act. The Sun (2016)Are these two acts of despicable violence very different? Times, Sunday Times (2014)She accused the defendants of despicable behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their behaviour was despicable and offensive. The Sun (2013)Are there any clues as to what drove him to commit history's most despicable act? Christianity Today (2000)I find this behaviour despicable and dishonest. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When that act is not completed with the intention of gaining money, then the crime is particularly despicable. The Sun (2011)It is a despicable act. The Sun (2015)This was a despicable crime. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They all wanted to appear to be respectable members of society, while all the time undermining that with their despicable acts. The Sun (2008)His behaviour is despicable and I am still pondering whether to publish. The Sun (2010)Police said: 'This was a despicable crime carried out against an extremely vulnerable woman. The Sun (2016)A police spokeswoman said: 'These are despicable crimes. The Sun (2009)
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Used Occasionally. despicable is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'despicable'
British English: despicable ADJECTIVE
If you say that a person or action is despicable, you are emphasizing that they are extremely nasty, cruel, or evil.
The minister said the event was a despicable crime.
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