(? ?; 106), a. [L. contumeliosus.] 1. Exhibiting contumely; rudely contemptuous; insolent; disdainful.
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Scoffs, and scorns, and contumelious taunts.
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Curving a contumelious lip.
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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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