One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Utterly worthless or despicable.‘tawdry trash that is beneath contempt’
contemptible, loathsome, hateful, detestable, reprehensible, abhorrent, abominable, awful, heinous, beyond the paleView synonyms
- ‘It is clear why these philosophers regarded Galileo's science as beneath contempt: to them it appeared pitifully trivial and inadequate.’
- ‘Apparently, she thinks it's beneath contempt for politicians to ‘use’ their personal tragedies while campaigning.’
- ‘He said: ‘Stealing from a dying woman is beneath contempt.’’
- ‘I hope he is caught and comes to realise that his behaviour is beneath contempt.’
- ‘Any journalist, politician, general, writer, political operative or other so called public intellectual who can cling to such a statement is, equally, beneath contempt.’
- ‘The idea that women could not be priests, for instance, she treated as beneath contempt, not even worth discussing.’
- ‘Considered so politically incorrect as to be beneath contempt.’
- ‘These people are beneath contempt and must be brought to justice.’
- ‘The failure of these states to honor their commitments is beneath contempt.’
- ‘But he's unworthy of mention; beneath contempt.’
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