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Synonyms for contumeliously

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O]ne who has been contumeliously assaulted can immediately strike
However, a surprising number of prominent authors are contumeliously dismissed: Robert Coover is "a closet fascist" who is "forever mincing or else obscenely chuckling about how nothing can be known," though he is elsewhere described as an "American fundamentalist Christian gone wrong"; Saul Bellow "is patently and annoyingly a male chauvinist pig"; Thomas Pynchon is "perhaps the dullest writer now living"; any writer in the Southern Gothic tradition is working in "an inherently inferior form.