Con`tu*me"li*ous [L. contumeliosus.]

1.

Exhibiting contumely; rudely contemptuous; insolent; disdainful.

Scoffs, and scorns, and contumelious taunts. Shak.

Curving a contumelious lip. Tennyson.

2.

Shameful; disgraceful.

[Obs.]

Dr. H. More.

-- Con`tu*me"li*ous*ly, adv. -- Con`tu*me"li*ous*ness, n.

 

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