beneath contempt

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Definition of beneath contempt

: 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.

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“Beneath contempt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beneath%20contempt. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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