And the rest laid hands on his servants and, having treated them contumeliously, put them to death.
Nevertheless, let us bring the lens to bear upon the minute particle so contumeliously treated.
In great wrath he swore to take vengeance on the man who had dared to tear up his complaint so contumeliously.
Yes; he to whom all things belong is most meanly and most contumeliously called Pecunia.
One might believe that Lucullus thought his money really captive and barbarian, so wantonly and contumeliously did he treat it.
If any person shall wilfully blaspheme the holy name of God by denying, cursing, or contumeliously reproaching his being.
late 14c., from Old French contumelie, from Latin contumelia "a reproach, insult," probably related to contumax "haughty, stubborn," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + tumere "to swell up" (see thigh).
The unhappy man left his country forever. The howl of contumely followed him across the sea, up the Rhine, over the Alps; it gradually waxed fainter; it died away; those who had raised it began to ask each other, what, after all, was the matter about which they had been so clamorous, and wished to invite back the criminal whom they had just chased from them. [Thomas Babington Macaulay, "Lord Byron," 1877]