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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Contemptibil(l, a. Also: -able, -temtible. [ME. contemptible (Wyclif), also e.m.E. (1591) and F.; L. contemptibilis.]

1. Contemptible; worthy of contempt. 1562-3 Winȝet II. 79/28.
Also he mot lichtlie, as wyle and contemptibil, the vniuersal Kirk of Christe
1558-66 Knox II. 57.
How contemptable that ever the persoun was
1608 Fam. Seton 908.
My baisse, abject and contemtible estaite

2. Displaying contempt or disregard. 1601 Ellon Presb. 33.
For contempt of the publict Fast and for the suspicious and contemptibill form of careing bleezis of fyre

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