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Shockingly unacceptable.‘a disgraceful waste of money’[with clause] ‘it is disgraceful that they should be denied unemployment benefits’
shameful, shocking, scandalous, deplorable, despicable, contemptible, beyond contempt, beyond the pale, dishonourable, discreditable, reprehensible, objectionable, base, mean, low, blameworthy, unworthy, ignoble, shabby, inglorious, infamous, unprincipled, outrageous, abominable, atrocious, appalling, dreadful, terrible, disgusting, shameless, vile, odious, monstrous, heinous, iniquitous, unspeakable, loathsome, sordid, bad, wicked, immoral, nefarious, indefensible, inexcusable, unforgivable, intolerableembarrassing, humiliating, degradinglow-down, hateful, diabolical, criminalknavish, dastardly, scurvyegregious, flagitious, exceptionableView synonyms
- ‘The sound quality is disgraceful, the image blurry and the editing dreadful.’
- ‘Sport isn't supposed to be this way, angry and pitiful and disgraceful.’
- ‘Such disgraceful conduct should be deplored at this or at any level and should be speedily rooted out.’
- ‘This shocking and disgraceful practice should not be tolerated in any society.’
- ‘Look no further than last week's disgraceful ruling by the law lords.’
- ‘Lets hope this disgraceful waste of tax payers money ends at the next election.’
- ‘Surely it can't be based on the disgraceful leaflet they issued for the election.’
- ‘We need to stand up like decent people and admit to our disgraceful history.’
- ‘They say the increases are disgraceful, claiming price rises have not led to any improvement in the service.’
- ‘One can but hope that this disgraceful conduct will not occur next year.’
- ‘This is a disgraceful, shameful attack on a student's freedom of speech at such a prestigious institution.’
- ‘They have also left the road in a disgraceful state, with loose stones all over it.’
- ‘It's disgraceful how some people just wantonly vandalise other people's property.’
- ‘To smear them for performing this role is disgusting, disgraceful and dangerous.’
- ‘Rescuing ducks from a flood would be a disgraceful waste of resources by the emergency services.’
- ‘The more information that is uncovered by the regulators, the more disgraceful the affair becomes.’
- ‘The disgraceful attitude of these officers brings shame and embarrassment to all.’
- ‘This dismissive treatment of local residents by the council is disgraceful.’
- ‘I seriously hope this doesn't happen here, the whole thing is disgraceful.’
- ‘I think this is a disgraceful sham, and I won't apologise for having a problem with it.’
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