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contumely

con·tu·me·ly

contumely

 
pronunciation:
kan tu m li [or] kan tyu m li [or] kn tu m li [or] kn tyu m li
part of speech: noun
inflections: contumelies
definition 1: contemptuous insolence; rudeness.
By flouting the restrictions placed on women by the Church, she exposed herself to the contumely of the congregation.
synonyms:
disdain, insolence, rudeness
similar words:
derision, invective, scorn
definition 2: an insulting act or comment.
synonyms:
abuse, affront, insolence, insult, invective
similar words:
incivility, indignity, scurrility, vituperation, vulgarity
derivations: contumelious (adj.), contumeliously (adv.), contumeliousness (n.)