Definition of contumeliously in US English:



  • See contumelious

    • ‘Whosoever shall willfully blaspheme the holy name of God, by cursing or contumeliously reproaching God, and whosoever shall profanely curse or damn or swear by the name of God, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Ghost, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.’
    • ‘In great wrath he swore to take vengeance on the man who had dared to tear up his complaint so contumeliously.’
    • ‘And the rest laid hands on his servants and, having treated them contumeliously, put them to death.’