contumelious adj : arrogantly insolent
- Of or pertaining to rudely contemptuous; insolent; disdainful.
- The pad would not stay on Modestine’s back for half a moment. I returned it to its maker, with whom I had so contumelious a passage that the street outside was crowded from wall to wall with gossips looking on and listening. - Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, Robert Louis Stevenson.
Rabelaisian, abusive, arrogant, atrocious, audacious, back-biting, backhand, backhanded, belittling, bitchy, blasphemous, bold, brazen, bumptious, calumniatory, calumnious, catty, cavalier, censorious, clannish, cliquish, cold, comminatory, contemptuous, cool, critical, cursing, damnatory, defamatory, degrading, denunciatory, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derisive, derisory, derogative, derogatory, detractory, dirty, disdainful, dismissive, disparaging, dysphemistic, epithetic, exclusive, excommunicative, excommunicatory, execratory, familiar, forward, foul, fulminatory, haughty, hubristic, humiliating, impertinent, imprecatory, impudent, insolent, insulting, invective, left-handed, libelous, maledictory, minimizing, obscene, obtrusive, offensive, opprobrious, outrageous, overpresumptuous, overweening, pejorative, presuming, presumptuous, procacious, profane, pushy, railing, raw, ribald, ridiculing, risque, saucy, scandalous, scatologic, scolding, scornful, scurrile, scurrilous, severe, slanderous, slighting, sneering, sniffy, snobbish, snobby, snooty, snotty, supercilious, toploftical, toplofty, truculent, unspeakable, uppish, uppity, vile, vilifying, vituperative, withering