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con·tu·me·ly

 (kŏn′to͞o-mə-lē, -tyo͞o-, -təm-lē)
n. pl. con·tu·me·lies
1. Rudeness or contempt arising from arrogance; insolence.
2. An insolent or arrogant remark or act.

[Middle English contumelie, from Old French, from Latin contumēlia; akin to contumāx, insolent.]

con′tu·me′li·ous (kŏn′tə-mē′lē-əs) adj.
con′tu·me′li·ous·ly adv.

contumely

(ˈkɒntjʊmɪlɪ)
n, pl -lies
1. scornful or insulting language or behaviour
2. a humiliating or scornful insult
[C14: from Latin contumēlia invective, from tumēre to swell, as with wrath]
contumelious adj
ˌcontuˈmeliously adv
ˌcontuˈmeliousness n

con•tu•me•ly

(ˈkɒn tʊ mə li, -tyʊ-; kənˈtu mə li, -ˈtyu-)

n., pl. -lies.
1. insulting display of contempt in words or actions; contemptuous or humiliating treatment.
2. a humiliating insult.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin contumēlia, perhaps akin to contumāx (see contumacious)]
con`tu•me′li•ous (-ˈmi li əs) adj.
con`tu•me′li•ous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contumely - a rude expression intended to offend or hurtcontumely - a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled insults at the visiting team"
discourtesy, disrespect - an expression of lack of respect
low blow - unscrupulous abuse
billingsgate, scurrility - foul-mouthed or obscene abuse
stinger, cut - a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all"
invective, vituperation, vitriol - abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

contumely

noun
1. An act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity:
Translations

contumely

[ˈkɒntjʊmɪlɪ] N (frm) → contumelia f

contumely

n no pl (form: = abuse) → Schmähen nt (geh); (= insult)Schmähung f (geh)