contumelious

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

Definition of contumelious

  1. :  insolently abusive and humiliating

contumeliously

adverb

Examples of contumelious in a Sentence

  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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