contemptible contemptible  /kən ˈtɛmptə bəl/


  • (adj) deserving of contempt or scorn


  • These Pundits Have Decided Snowden Deserves to Go to Jail

    Almost 24 hours have passed since Edward Snowden revealed his identity -- plenty of time for everyone to decide whether he's a good guy or a contemptible monster. What we know of Snowden's background suggests he's an unusual person -- he never graduated from high school, but used his programming skills to climb the ladder at the CIA and then the NSA. Such a fascinating biography gives a pundit a ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News


  1. Frank called the exchange "a tribute to the First Amendment that this kind of vile, contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated."
    on Aug 19, 2009 By: Barney Frank Source: United Press International

  2. Bob Marshall-Andrews accused Mr Miliband of "pretty contemptible politics" and said his behaviour had been "duplicitous".
    on Jul 31, 2008 By: Bob Marshall-Andrews Source: Independent

  3. "In Tampa, that play you saw at home plate was a good, hard baseball play. What you saw today was the definition of a dirty play," Maddon said. "There's no room for that in our game. It's contemptible. It's wrong. It's borderline criminal,...
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Joe Maddon Source: International Herald Tribune

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