Contumelious meaning

käntyumēlēəs, käntumēlēəs
Rude in a contemptuous way; insulting and humiliating.
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(archaic, literary) Rudely contemptuous; showing contumely; insolent or disdainful.
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Origin of contumelious

  • From Old French contumelieus, from Latin contumēliōsus (“insulting; abusive”), from contumēlia (“affront, abuse, insult”).
    From Wiktionary