contumelious[ kon-too-muh-lee, -tyoo-; kuhn-too-muh-lee, -tyoo-; kon-tuhm-lee, -tyoom, -chuhm ]SEE DEFINITION OF contumelious
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTUMELIOUS
If I had been bred in the east, I should be tempted to say it was a contumelious responsibility.
I weep and cry out, I have been a most contumelious offender.
She turned the combs and brushes over with a contumelious hand.
Who now hath plumbed the depths of a contumelious paronomasia?
Although I curled a contumelious lip, I smarted under the indignity.
It would have liked him well to bring this contumelious varlet to his knees.
Who before was a blasphemer and a persecutor and contumelious.
The wrong was committed hastily, and with contumelious levity.
It was a day without a breath of wind, such as alternate in the archipelago with days of contumelious breezes.
He who with delight hears idle discourse or contumelious words, makes his ear a gate of death to himself.
late 15c., from Old French contumelieus, from Latin contumeliosus "reproachful, insolently abusive," from contumelia (see contumely).
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