despicable despicable  /dɪs ˈpɪ kə bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) morally reprehensible

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Viewpoint: Rivals are wrong to make an issue of Obama's links to former members of the Weather Underground even if they are despicable.
  2. Bush's sanctioning of torture was his most callous, despicable act.
  3. You could put all the names of all the British Leyland cars of the late '60s in a hat and you'd be guaranteed to pull out a despicable, rotten-to-the-core mockery of a car.

News

  1. UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT THE AMERICAN PREMIERE OF DESPICABLE ME 2 UNIVERSAL CITYWALK ...

    UNIVERSITY CITY, Calif., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT:   The American premiere of DESPICABLE ME 2 WHO:  DESPICABLE ME 2 directors Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin ; producers Chris Meledandri, Janet ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Gameloft, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment Launch "Despicable Me: Minion Rush"

    PARIS, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) today announced that "Despicable Me: Minion Rush," ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Despicable Me 2: New Clip -- Watch Now!

    The Minions of Despicable Me 2 lay on the charm in this brand new clip from the upcoming flick. The official logline: In Summer 2013, get ready for more minion madness in Despicable Me 2. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru, the girls, [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Just Jared Jr.

Quotes

  1. "The president offered support and assistance to the Government of India as it works to restore order, provide safety to its people and comfort to the victims and their families, and investigate these despicable acts," said White House...
    on Nov 27, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: ABC News

  2. President Jalal Talabani said: "The perpetrators of these treacherous and despicable acts are no longer hiding their objective...... they publicly declare that they are targeting the state."
    on Oct 25, 2009 By: Jalal Talabani Source: BBC News

  3. Lantos said that "covering up such a despicable practice when Congress seeks an explanation is a serious offense."
    on Aug 3, 2007 By: Tom Lantos Source: USA Today

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