contumely

  • 21contumely —   n. insult; contempt.    ♦ contumelious, a …

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  • 22contumely — /kontyamaliy/ Rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence; despiteful treatment; disdain, contemptuousness in act or speech; disgrace …

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  • 23contumely — /kontyamaliy/ Rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence; despiteful treatment; disdain, contemptuousness in act or speech; disgrace …

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  • 24contumely — Rudeness; indignity; in some jurisdictions, a ground for divorce. 24 Am J2d Div & S § 159 …

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  • 25contumely — n. 1 insolent or reproachful language or treatment. 2 disgrace. Etymology: ME f. OF contumelie f. L contumelia (as COM , tumere swell) …

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  • 26contumelious — contumely ► NOUN (pl. contumelies) archaic ▪ insolent or insulting language or treatment. DERIVATIVES contumelious adjective. ORIGIN Latin contumelia, perhaps from tumere to swell …

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  • 27contempt — con·tempt /kən tempt/ n 1: willful disobedience or open disrespect of the orders, authority, or dignity of a court or judge acting in a judicial capacity by disruptive language or conduct or by failure to obey the court s orders; also: the… …

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  • 28abuse — I. v. a. 1. Misuse, misemploy, misapply, pervert, prostitute, desecrate, dishonor, profane, pollute, make an ill use of, deceive, impose on, betray, cajole, seduce by cajolery. 2. Maltreat, harm, injure, hurt, ill treat, ill use. 3. Revile,… …

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  • 29Serapeum — A serapeum is a temple or other religious institution dedicated to the syncretic Hellenistic Egyptian god Serapis, who combined aspects of Osiris and Apis in a humanized form that was accepted by the Ptolemaic Greeks of Alexandria. There were… …

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  • 30contumelious — [kän΄tyo͞o mē′lē əs, kän΄to͞omē′lē əs] adj. 〚ME < OFr contumelieus < L contumeliosus < contumelia: see CONTUMELY〛 rude in a contemptuous way; insulting and humiliating contumeliously adv. * * * See contumely. * * * …

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  • 31dishonor — dis·hon·or 1 n: refusal on the part of the issuer (as a bank) to pay or accept commercial paper (as a check) when it is presented see also wrongful dishonor dishonor 2 vt: to refuse to pay or accept a bank dishonor ing the checks for insufficient …

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  • 32contumelious — adjective /ˌkɒn.tjʊˈmiː.li.əs,ˌkɑn.tʊˈmiː.li.əs,ˌkɑn.tjuˈmiː.li.əs/ Rudely contemptuous; showing contumely; insolent or disdainful. The pad would not stay on Modestine’s back for half a moment. I returned it to its maker, with whom I had so&#8230; …

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  • 33contumelia — index contumely, reproach Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 contumelia …

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  • 34aspersion — I noun abuse, affront, calumnia, calumniation, calumny, censure, condemnation, contumely, defamation, denigration, denunciation, derision, derogatory criticism, detraction, dishonor, disparagement, envenomed tongue, execration, imputation, insult …

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  • 35disrespect — I noun abruptness, affront, arrogance, audacity, bluntness, brashness, brazenness, brusqueness, cavalierness, condescension, contempt, contemptuousness, contumacy, contumely, curtness, defiance, depreciation, derision, derisiveness, detraction,&#8230; …

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  • 36reproach — I noun accusation, animadversion, blame, castigation, censure, chastisement, chiding, complaint, condemnation, contempt, contumelia, contumely, correction, degradation, denouncement, denunciation, derogation, disapprobation, disapproval,&#8230; …

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  • 37revilement — I noun abuse, affront, animadversion, aspersion, berating, billingsgate, bitter words, castigation, censure, condemnation, contumely, criticism, cursing, denunciation, depreciation, detraction, diatribe, discommendation, disparagement, execration …

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  • 38vilification — I noun abuse, abusive language, blackening, calumniation, calumny, contemptuous language, contumely, defamation, denigration, denunciation, detraction, impugnment, invective, malediction, opprobrium, revilement, scorn, slander, smear, traducement …

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  • 39insult — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. slap, abuse, affront, offend. See discourtesy. n. out rage; slap, affront. See disrespect. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. indignity, offense, affront, abuse, contumely, ill treatment, scurrility,&#8230; …

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  • 40tumour — [16] Tumour is one of a small family of English words that go back ultimately to Latin tumēre ‘swell’. Others include contumacy, contumely, tumid ‘swollen’ [16], and tumult [15]. =&GT; CONTUMACY, CONTUMELY, THIGH, THUMB, TUMID, TUMULT …

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