Basic+ Word of the Day: despicable

despicable (adjective) LISTEN

Someone or something that deserves to be hated is despicable.

  • That despicable businessman will do anything to make money, even if it hurts people.
  • The despicable lie cause the wrong person to be accused of the murder.

In pop culture

The children’s animated film¬†Despicable Me is about a supervillain who has to take care of three small children. Watch the trailer:

What do you think the narrator means when he says, “Just because he’s a bad guy, doesn’t mean that he’s a bad guy?”

Did you know?

Long before the Despicable Me movies, Daffy Duck was known for saying, “You’re despicable!” Watch him deliver that famous line here:

There are other meanings of despicable.

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