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Definition of contumely:

  1. Insolence; excessive rudeness in order to affront; contemptuous language.

Synonyms:

misuse, vituperation, affront, malignment, reviling, attack, offense, abuse, obloquy, revilement, praise, maltreatment, despite, smear, ill-treatment, outrage, indignity, billingsgate, invective, railing, slight, insult, scurrility, ill-usage, vilification, scurrilousness.

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