- 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. - :s:Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, Robert Louis Stevenson.
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