contumeliously

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

contumelious +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

contumeliously (comparative more contumeliously, superlative most contumeliously)

  1. In a contumelious, insolent manner.
    • 1648, William Petty, 16px Wikisource logo A Declaration Concerning the newly invented Art of Double Writing., p. 4:
      Lastly, Because I would take away all occasions which men might have to incur the danger of the penalty allowed by the Parliament by hindring them so to doe, at least untill I could so provide for my selfe, as that I need not to be extreamly rigorous against any, but such as shall contumeliously affront the Authority of my grant.