contumelious

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French contumelieus, from Latin contumēliōsus (insulting; abusive), from contumēlia (affront, abuse, insult).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkɒn.tjʊˈmiː.li.əs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌkɑn.tʊˈmiː.li.əs/, /ˌkɑn.tjuˈmiː.li.əs/

Adjective[edit]

contumelious (comparative more contumelious, superlative most contumelious)

  1. (archaic, literary) Rudely contemptuous; showing contumely; insolent or disdainful.

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