contumely definition

  • noun:
    • Rudeness or contempt as a result of arrogance; insolence.
    • An insolent or arrogant remark or work.
    • Offensive and abusive language or behaviour; scorn, insult.
    • Rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence; despiteful therapy; disdain; contemptuousness in act or speech; disgrace.
    • Insolently offensive or abusive speech; haughtiness and contempt indicated in words; overbearing or reviling language; contemptuousness; insolence.
    • A contumelious declaration or work; an exhibition of haughty contempt or insolence.
    • Synonyms misuse, rudeness, scorn.
    • a rude expression intended to upset or hurt

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