Definition of contumely in English:


Line breaks: con|tumely
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒntjuːmɪli
, -tjuːmli/

noun (plural contumelies)

[mass noun] archaic


late Middle English: from Old French contumelie, from Latin contumelia, perhaps from con- 'with' + tumere 'to swell'.

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