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1. contumely

noun. a rude expression intended to offend or hurt.

Synonyms

  • vitriol
  • cut
  • invective
  • revilement
  • discourtesy
  • abuse
  • insult
  • disrespect
  • low blow
  • billingsgate
  • vituperation
  • stinger
  • vilification

Antonyms

  • inflate
  • deflate
  • increase
  • lengthen

Etymology

  • contumelie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • contumelia (Latin)

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