contumely Meaning

Definition: (noun) A rude expression intended to offend or hurt.
Synonyms: insult, revilement, vilification, abuse.
Usage: I can bear Dishonor, public insult, many shames, Shrill scorn, and open contumely, but he Who filches from me something that is mine ... he Perils his soul and body in the theft And dies for his small sin.
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Definition: (noun) A rude expression intended to offend or hurt.
Synonyms: insult, revilement, vilification, abuse.
Usage: I can bear Dishonor, public insult, many shames, Shrill scorn, and open contumely, but he Who filches from me something that is mine ... he Perils his soul and body in the theft And dies for his small sin.
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