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Another word for contumely

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Noun
  1. An act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity

      1. Small in size, degree, or amount:
      2. Lacking strength, substance, or solidity; frail:
      3. Of small importance or consideration; trifling:
      1. An act of extreme violence or viciousness:
      2. Something that is grossly offensive to decency, morality, or good taste:
      3. Resentful anger aroused by a violent or offensive act, or an instance of this:
      1. The act of causing anger, resentment, displeasure, or affront.
      2. The state of being offended.
      3. A violation or infraction of a moral or social code; a transgression or sin.
      1. To treat with gross insensitivity, insolence, or contemptuous rudeness.
      2. To affront or demean:
      3. To make an attack on.
      1. Humiliating, degrading, or abusive treatment.
      2. A source of offense, as to a person's pride or sense of dignity; an affront.
      3. Lack of dignity or honor.
      1. In spite of; notwithstanding:
      2. Contemptuous defiance or disregard.
      3. Spite; malice:
      1. To insult intentionally, especially openly.
      2. To meet defiantly; confront:
      3. To meet or encounter (another) face to face.
  2. Harsh, often insulting language

    See also:

    praise