Translation of contumely in Spanish:


contumelia, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkɑntjʊməli/ /ˈkɑntjʊmli/ /ˈkɒntjuːmɪli/ /ˈkɒntjuːmli/

See Spanish definition of contumelia

nounplural contumelies

  • 1

    contumelia feminine formal
    afrenta feminine
    • They helped us understand what we were up against: the proud man's contumely, the insolence of office.
    • You're never going to please everybody, but my feeling is there seems to have been less contumely than might have been expected, because we have taken people with us.
    • And why - if they have actually talked to the police and prosecuting authorities - do they dismiss their ‘scepticism’ with such contumely?
    • Nursing her injuries by keeping ‘herself in a state of intoxication,’ Lucy heaped contumely on Peter, their children, and neighbors.
    • One finds in Wolcot's mock-epic a shower of contumely constantly trained upon epic.