con´tu-me´li|ous|ness


con´tu-me´li|ous|ness
con|tu|me|li|ous «KON tu MEE lee uhs, -tyu-», adjective.
contemptuously insolent; insulting: »

…curving a contumelious lip, Gorgonised me from head to foot With a stony British stare (Tennyson).

SYNONYM(S): abusive.
con´tu|me´li|ous|ly, adverb.
con´tu-me´li|ous|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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