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 for despicable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Despicable \Des"pi*ca*ble\, a. [L. despicabilis, fr. despicari
     to despise; akin to despicere. See Despise.]
     Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile;
     worthless; as, a despicable man; despicable company; a
     despicable gift.
     Syn: Contemptible; mean; vile; worthless; pitiful; paltry;
          sordid; low; base. See Contemptible.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable
             as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of
             slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar" [syn:
             despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy,
             worthless, wretched]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  136 Moby Thesaurus words for "despicable":
     abhorrent, abject, abominable, arrant, atrocious, awful, base,
     beastly, beggarly, below contempt, beneath contempt, blameworthy,
     brutal, cheap, cheesy, common, contemptible, crude, crummy,
     debased, degraded, deplorable, depraved, detestable, dire, dirty,
     disgraceful, disgusting, disreputable, dreadful, egregious,
     enormous, execrable, fetid, filthy, flagrant, forbidding, foul,
     fulsome, gaudy, gimcracky, grave, grievous, gross, hateful,
     heinous, horrible, horrid, ignoble, ignominious, infamous,
     lamentable, little, loathsome, lousy, low, low-down, lumpen,
     malodorous, mangy, mean, measly, mephitic, meretricious, miasmal,
     miasmic, miserable, monstrous, nasty, nauseating, nefarious,
     noisome, notorious, noxious, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene,
     odious, offensive, outrageous, paltry, pathetic, petty, pitiable,
     pitiful, poky, poor, rank, rebarbative, regrettable, repellent,
     reprehensible, reptilian, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rotten,
     rubbishy, sad, scabby, scandalous, schlock, scrubby, scruffy,
     scummy, scurvy, scuzzy, shabby, shameful, shameless, shocking,
     shoddy, sickening, small, sordid, sorry, squalid, stinking,
     terrible, too bad, trashy, trumpery, two-for-a-cent,
     two-for-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny, ugly, unclean,
     unmentionable, valueless, vile, villainous, woeful, worst,
     worthless, wretched

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