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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·tume·ly /kɑnˈtuməli, kən, ˈtju; ˈkɑntuˌmili, tjuˌ, ʧəˌ; ||ˈkɑn(ˌ)tjumli ||ˈkɑnʧəm-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]