contumely


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an act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity

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The word "adulation" does not appear verbatim in the article, although the piece does refer to the vast extremes of public response elicited by Eddy and her work, ranging from "praise and laudation" to "scorn and contumely.
He turned to composing heroic wartime symphonies, as well as churning out some ceremonial garbage, but still had to face the contumely of 1948.
It did not take long for our online comments to degenerate into what is often a catalog of cowardice and contumely as people used the anonymity of cyberspace to take puerile potshots with no responsibility, substantiation or accountability, unlike comments in the print edition, which must be signed by the writer.
Though so far only Communists have gone to jail, thousands of others have been reduced to second-class citizenship, defamed, "exiled" internally (as in Russia), deprived of reputation and livelihood, held up to public contumely.
To test, or not to test again is the question: Whether ' tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of Western contumely, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?
Composers as thin-skinned and self-regarding as Wagner never overlook substandard renditions of their pieces, and Wagner recoiled against Mendelssohn, singling him out for contumely in his notorious pamphlet Judaism in Music, which characteristically sought to promote personal grievances as a grand metaphysical dogma.
It was because of this spirit and determination that they submitted to the rigid army discipline to which was often added all the contumely that race prejudice could heap upon them.
Oppression, injustice, contempt, contumely, violence, sedition, war, calumny, treachery, fraud' by these they mutually torment each other.
He inherited an economy in very good shape: the last Tory Chancellor, Kenneth Clarke, sometimes wistfully points this out, but other Tories make hardly anything of it, compared to the contumely heaped on their heads--still--for all their alleged misdeeds in government.
If you want to be remembered with real affection, as opposed to the sort of contumely that is the lot of most of our former leaders, being a loving parent is probably the most important thing to which you can devote your time and energy.
Or at any rate everybody who is not self-condemned to contumely and derision (or worse) by his stubborn adherence to an obsolete system of belief in a Creator God.
The reason given by some was that since shocking exposes regarding sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests and regarding the bishops' usually tepid response to these crimes, any priest ran the risk of being greeted with insults or contumely rather than courtesy.
And when the politics of righteousness meet a hard case like Schiavo, mutual contumely and improvident policy are the wretched issue.