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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: despicabilis, from Latin despicari 'to look down on'

despicable

adjective
     
des‧pic‧a‧ble
extremely bad, immoral, or cruel:
It's despicable the way he treats those kids.
a despicable act of terrorism
despicably adverb

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