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contumely

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Contumely \Con"tu*me*ly\, noun [L. contumelia, prob. akin to contemnere to despise: cf. OF. contumelie. Cf. {Contumacy}.] Rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence; despiteful treatment; disdain; contemptuousness in act or speech; disgrace.

The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely. --Shak.

Nothing aggravates tyranny so much as contumely. --Burke.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

contumely

noun

1: 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" [syn: {abuse}, {insult}, {revilement}, {contumely}, {vilification}]


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