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Contumelious


CONTUMELIOUS, adjective [Latin See Contumely.]

1. Haughtily reproachful; contemptuous; insolent; rude and sarcastic; as contumelious language.

2. Haughty and contemptuous; disposed to utter reproach, or to insult; insolent; proudly rude; as a contumelious person.

3. Reproachful; shameful; ignominious.