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The Benchbook defines contemptuous as "insulting, rude, disdainful, or otherwise disrespectfully attributing to another qualities of meanness, disreputableness, or worthlessness." (17) Besides the limited guidance these two references provide, the best examples of this offense can be gleaned from cases where officers were either courts-martialed or administratively punished for using contemptuous language toward the President.
In music and entertainment, fortunes are built on burnishing one's disreputableness as the careers of Eminem, Marilyn Manson, and Sean Penn attest.
It is D'Arcy's naughtiness, his disreputableness, in contrast to Allen's hold on propriety, that Wystan rejoices in.