Contused wound, a wound attended with bruising.

(Con*tu"sion) n. [L. contusio: cf. F. contusion.]

1. The act or process of beating, bruising, or pounding; the state of being beaten or bruised.

2. (Med.) A bruise; an injury attended with more or less disorganization of the subcutaneous tissue and effusion of blood beneath the skin, but without apparent wound.

(Co*nun"drum) n. [Origin unknown.]

1. A kind of riddle based upon some fanciful or fantastic resemblance between things quite unlike; a puzzling question, of which the answer is or involves a pun.

Or pun ambiguous, or conundrum quaint.
J. Philips.

2. A question to which only a conjectural answer can be made.

Do you think life is long enough to let me speculate on conundrums like that?
W. Black.

(Co*nure") n. [NL. conurus, fr. Gr. a cone + tail. The name alludes to the tapering tail.] (Zoöl.) An American parrakeet of the genus Conurus. Many species are known. See Parrakeet.

(||Co"nus) n. [L., a cone.]

1. A cone.

2. (Zoöl.) A Linnean genus of mollusks having a conical shell. See Cone, n., 4.

1. Exhibiting contumely; rudely contemptuous; insolent; disdainful.

Scoffs, and scorns, and contumelious taunts.

Curving a contumelious lip.

2. Shameful; disgraceful. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.

Con`tu*me"li*ous*ly, adv.Con`tu*me"li*ous*ness, n.

(Con"tu*me*ly) n. [L. contumelia, prob. akin to contemnere to despise: cf. OF. contumelie. Cf. Contumacy.] Rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence; despiteful treatment; disdain; contemptuousness in act or speech; disgrace.

The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely.

Nothing aggravates tyranny so much as contumely.

(Con*tuse") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Contusing.] [L. contusus, p. p. of contundere to beat, crush; con- + tundere to beat, akin to Skr. tud (for stud) to strike, Goth. stautan. See Stutter.]

1. To beat, pound, or bray together.

Roots, barks, and seeds contused together.

2. To bruise; to injure or disorganize a part without breaking the skin.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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