how to pronounce contemptible


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contemptible is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of contemptible in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… because of his uh contemptible attitudes …”

meanings of contemptible


  1. Deserving contempt.

contemptible frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word contemptible occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics contemptible can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that contemptible can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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