beneath contempt

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.
See also: beneath, contempt

beneath conˈtempt

very shameful or disgusting: Stealing the money was bad enough. Trying to get someone else blamed for it was beneath contempt.
See also: beneath, contempt

beneath contempt

Not even worthy of despising. The word “beneath” means the same as “below” or “under” but generally has been confined to poetic and archaic locutions. The pairing with “contempt” has been a cliché since the late nineteenth century.
See also: beneath, contempt
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Tonight I have seen a whole new level that is beneath contempt FIONA O'LOUGHLIN yesterday
KEN Livingstone's pathetic and risible suggestion that we brought 7/7 on ourselves is beneath contempt.
He said Pacteau accepted his actions in trying to dispose of Miss Buckley's body were "despicable and 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. Like most that have served, I am deeply and profoundly sickened by the Argentine government's antics."
Superintendent Mark Payne, the man leading the murder hunt, says that whoever commited the crime is cowardly and beneath contempt.
The general tone of his letter shows how critics of his organisation are beneath contempt and he would obviously prefer it if they just kept quiet and let him and his generously rewarded cronies get on with their meddling.
Detective Constable Stephen Gaskell from Greater Manchester Police, said: "To threaten a man while he held a young child in his arms is beneath contempt. The only saving grace is that she will be too young to remember this.
Part of the problem, as Thomas Sowell has written, is that the benefits of free trade are so obvious to most economists that defending it against criticism is often considered "beneath contempt," leaving the most vocal critics "a more or less free hand to monopolize public opinion."
Van Rompuy, apart from a mild shaking of the head at Farage's hysterical outburst, said nothing more to indicate that he regarded the British MEP's behaviour as beneath contempt.