Contumeliously
Contumelious Con`tu*me"li*ous (?or ?; 106), a. [L. contumeliosus.] 1. Exhibiting contumely; rudely contemptuous; insolent; disdainful. [1913 Webster]

Scoffs, and scorns, and contumelious taunts. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Curving a contumelious lip. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. Shameful; disgraceful. [Obs.] --Dr. H. More. -- {Con`tu*me"li*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Con`tu*me"li*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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