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contumely

noun con·tume·ly \kän-ˈtü-mə-lē, kən-, -ˈtyü-; ˈkän-tü-ˌmē-lē, -tyü-ˌ, -chə-ˌ; in Hamlet ˈkän-(ˌ)tyüm-lē or ˈkän-chəm-\
plural con·tume·lies

Definition of CONTUMELY

:  harsh language or treatment arising from haughtiness and contempt; also :  an instance of such language or treatment

Origin of CONTUMELY

Middle English contumelie, from Middle French, from Latin contumelia
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CONTUMELY

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