Contumelious vs Discreditable - What's the difference?

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Contumelious is a related term of discreditable.


As adjectives the difference between contumelious and discreditable

is that contumelious is (archaic|literary) rudely contemptuous; showing contumely; insolent or disdainful while discreditable is able to be discredited.

contumelious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (archaic, literary) Rudely contemptuous; showing contumely; insolent or disdainful.
  • * 1879 ,
  • The pad would not stay on Modestine‚Äôs back for half a moment. I returned it to its maker, with whom I had so contumelious a passage that the street outside was crowded from wall to wall with gossips looking on and listening.

    Synonyms

    * (rudely contemptuous) disdainful, insolent

    discreditable

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Able to be discredited.
  • Low, mean, bringing discredit.