beneath contempt


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beneath contempt

Abominable. The atrocities committed by this regime are beneath contempt.
See also: beneath, contempt

beneath contempt

exceedingly contemptible. What you have done is beneath contempt. Your rude behavior is beneath contempt.
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beneath conˈtempt

very shameful or disgusting: Stealing the money was bad enough. Trying to get someone else blamed for it was beneath contempt.
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Whichever sex the particular child in question happens not to belong to is considered as beneath contempt, and any mention of it is taken as a personal insult to the family.
She sent her whale-boat down the coast twenty miles for limes and oranges, and wanted to know scathingly why said fruits had not long since been planted at Berande, while he was beneath contempt because there was no kitchen garden.
Otherwise, his conduct would be beneath contempt and horrible.
He quoted Mahatma Gandhi as saying I am proud of my country, India, for having produced the splendid Zoroastrian stock, in numbers beneath contempt, but in charity and philanthropy perhaps unequalled and certainly unsurpassed.
The vandalism and attempted break-in at Tudor Lodge Nursery School was an appalling criminal act and beneath contempt.
As for Ashley, for all his apologies he remains beneath contempt.
SOME may argue that the hysteria being whipped up by accusations of anti-semitism, a very serious matter, within the Labour Party is so beneath contempt and childish that it is unworthy of any comment.
KEN Livingstone's pathetic and risible suggestion that we brought 7/7 on ourselves is beneath contempt.
Even when he was found guilty, the snivelling statement he released to the media showing no remorse or even a mention of his poor victim Elaine was beneath contempt.
The Lib Dems have no such ideological excuse, they are simply beneath contempt.
Apart from taking advantage of a young lady who is in no position to defend herself if she should wish to do so, which I doubt, such comments are beneath contempt.
But to pretend the opposite rather than admit the reality is beneath contempt.
The comments made by a very small minority will be seen as beneath contempt by all decent people.
We can only hope that police swiftly track down the culprit and that he is revealed for what he truly is - beneath contempt.
The Argentine government's feral and disgusting behaviour places it beneath contempt.