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You know how you feel at the iron gripe of ruthless oppression: you know how you bear the galling sneer of contumelious greatness.

Thither Mrs. Lathom's housewife eyes were led, and she drew it aside with a contumelious finger.

A thirst for vengeance, after all they had endured at the hands of the contumelious foe, carried them away.

Thou art very contumelious, and deservest to be rolled in the kennel.

Usage the most contumelious she had hitherto borne with silent indignation.

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On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contumelious, such as: abusive, brash, brazen, cheeky, contemptuous, and derisive.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.