One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she intended to tell him exactly what she thought of his disgraceful conduct’
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, intolerable
embarrassing, humiliating, degrading
informal low-down, hateful, diabolical, criminal
archaic knavish, dastardly, scurvy
rare egregious, flagitious, exceptionable
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