I was looking up a word in the dictionary and spotted this one:
contumely: n., pl. –lies. 1. Scornful or insulting language or behaviour. 2. A humiliating insult. – contumelious adj. – contumeliously adv.
I have never heard this word used. Considering its meaning is something that happens quite a lot, why don’t we hear it bandied about a bit more?
How would you use it? “She was known for her frequent contumelies.”
No wonder it’s not in common use. Too fucking hard to use the bastard thing in a sentence!!