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noun 
  1. rude, Rude language or behaviour; scorn, insult.
    • (RQ:Shakespeare Hamlet)
    • : For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,/ The oppressor"s wrong, the proud man"s , "
    • 1976: Robert Nye, Falstaff
    • : I could think of no words adequate to the occasion. So I belched. Not out of , you understand. It was a sympathetic belch, a belch of brotherhood.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: grof(nl, spot, m}}, f(nl, hoon, m}}, {{t, nl, belediging), taal(nl)alt=grove {{t+, nl)f
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: From contumelie, from contumelia, perhaps from com- + tumere "to swell".


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