Contumely

Definition of Contumely

Con´tu`me`ly
n.1.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.

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abuse, affront, airs, animadversion, arrogance, aspersion, assailing, assault, assurance, atrocity, attack, audacity, berating, billingsgate, bitter words, blackening, boldness, brickbat, bumptiousness, calumny, clannishness, cliquishness, contempt, contemptuousness, cut, despite, diatribe, disdain, disdainfulness, disparagement, dump, effrontery, enormity, exclusiveness, execration, flout, flouting, gibe, hard words, hardihood, hauteur, hubris, humiliation, indignity, injury, insolence, insult, invective, jawing, jeer, jeering, jeremiad, mock, mockery, obloquy, obtrusiveness, offense, onslaught, opprobrium, outrage, overweening, overweeningness, philippic, presumption, presumptuousness, procacity, pushiness, put-down, rating, reflection, revilement, ridicule, scoff, scorn, scornfulness, screed, scurrility, slap, sniffiness, snobbishness, snootiness, snottiness, sovereign contempt, stricture, superciliousness, taunt, tirade, tongue-lashing, toploftiness, uncomplimentary remark, uppishness, uppityness, vilification, vituperation
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