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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contumelious  \Con`tu*me"li*ous\  (?or  ?;  106),  a.  [L. 
  contumeliosus.] 
  1.  Exhibiting  contumely;  rudely  contemptuous;  insolent; 
  disdainful. 
 
  Scoffs,  and  scorns,  and  contumelious  taunts.  --Shak. 
 
  Curving  a  contumelious  lip.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  Shameful;  disgraceful.  [Obs.]  --Dr.  H.  More  -- 
  {Con`tu*me"li*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Con`tu*me"li*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contumelious 
  adj  :  arrogantly  insolent 




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