beneath contempt

idiom

: completely bad or worthless
used to describe someone or something that is too bad to deserve any respect
She's a liar who is beneath contempt.

Examples of beneath contempt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To the Southern mind during Reconstruction, to bloody a shirt was perhaps bad, but to wave that bloodied shirt was beneath contempt. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 6 Jan. 2022 For a while, country music was considered beneath contempt. Elias Leight, Rolling Stone, 5 Oct. 2021 Beyond or beneath contempt? Han Ong, The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2021

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“Beneath contempt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beneath%20contempt. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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