Littering is contemptible or shameful—why anyone would throw his trash into the road is beyond all comprehension. To think the rest of the world is there to pick up your trash is a contemptible or disgraceful way to live. Even more contemptible or distasteful behavior is discarding oil and gasoline on bare ground or dumping it into a body of water, allowing it to contaminate the water supply.
Quiz: What is a contemptible act?
- It is one you think about for a long time before doing it.
- It is doing something that you know you shouldn’t do.
- It is unworthy, wretched, and mean.