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contumelious

adjective con·tu·me·li·ous \ˌkän-tü-ˈmē-lē-əs, -tyü-ˈ, -chə-ˈ\

Definition of CONTUMELIOUS

:  insolently abusive and humiliating
con·tu·me·li·ous·ly adverb

Examples of CONTUMELIOUS

  1. <a well-reasoned thesis that merited more than just a scornful, contumelious response>

First Known Use of CONTUMELIOUS

15th century

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