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Meaning of CONTUMELIOUS

Pronunciation:  `kântoo'meeleeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  arrogantly insolent
 

CONTUMELIOUS is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: disrespectful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`tu*me"li*ous\ (?or ?; 106), a. [L.
contumeliosus.]
1. Exhibiting contumely; rudely contemptuous; insolent;
   disdainful.

         Scoffs, and scorns, and contumelious taunts. --Shak.

         Curving a contumelious lip.           --Tennyson.

2. Shameful; disgraceful. [Obs.] --Dr. H. More. --
   {Con`tu*me"li*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Con`tu*me"li*ous*ness}, n.

 
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