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Negative EmotionPlay
Despicable invokes strong disapproval and often refers to actions that are morally wrong. SlideStealing from charity is despicable.
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Strength of DislikePlay
Use 'despicable' when feeling a powerful sense of hate or disgust, not just mild dislike. SlideLying to her was a despicable thing to do.
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Intensifying CollocationsPlay
'Despicable' is intensified when paired with words like 'utterly' or 'truly' to express extreme contempt. SlideHis actions were truly despicable.