Monday, June 05, 2006

Dictionary Word of the Day

Word of the Day for Monday June 5, 2006

contumely \kon-TYOO-muh-lee; -TOO-; KON-tyoo-mee-lee; -too-; KON-tum-lee\, noun:
1. Rudeness or rough treatment arising from haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence.
2. An instance of contemptuousness in act or speech.

Here's another word I've never read and never heard. Sadly, though, I do recognize contumely when I see it. Thankfully, I don't see it often.

The Lord's curse is on the house of the wicked,
but He blesses the dwelling of the righteous.
Toward the scorners He is scornful,
but to the humble He gives favor.
The wise will inherit honor,
but fools get disgrace. Proverbs 3:33-35

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