contumely :

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  • n  a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

  • He's the kind of teacher who routinely visits contempt on his students, contumely on his colleagues and a catastrophic self-involvement on any woman crazy enough to contemplate .
  • So, as much as I'd like to, I cahn't join the chorus of critical contumely.
  • Academic has become synonymous with trite, stale and vapid in the vocabulary of artistic contumely.

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