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contumelious

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

Definition of contumelious

  1. :  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>



15th Century

First Known Use of contumelious

15th century


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