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con•tu•me•ly



Pronunciation: (kon'too-mu-lē, -tyoo-; kun-tOO'mu-lē, -tyOO'-; kon'tum-lē, -tyOOm, -chum), [key]
n.,
pl. -lies.

1. insulting display of contempt in words or actions; contemptuous or humiliating treatment.
2. a humiliating insult.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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