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I was looking at the wikiquote of Daffy Duck, when I noticed the word despicable. What is its origin? Is it Latin or Greek?

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I started to use this word much often after watching the movie "Despicable Me" –  John Jan 1 '12 at 19:22

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It's from late Latin despicabilis, from despicari ("look down on").

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