con·tume·ly /kɑnˈtuməli, kən, ˈtju; ˈkɑntuˌmili, tjuˌ, ʧəˌ; ||ˈkɑn(ˌ)tjumli ||ˈkɑnʧəm-/
Con·tu·me·ly n. Rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence; despiteful treatment; disdain; contemptuousness in act or speech; disgrace.
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely. --Shak.
Nothing aggravates tyranny so much as contumely. --Burke.
n : a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a
student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse";
"they yelled insults at the visiting team" [syn: abuse,
insult, revilement, vilification]