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Contumelious, making infamous; a) contemptuous, insolent, taunting: “with scoffs and scorns and c. taunts,” H6A I, 4, 39. “his c. spirit,” H6B III, 2, 204. -- b) attended with dishonour: “giving our holy virgins to the stain of c., beastly, mad-brained war,” Tim. V, 1, 177.
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