contumacious


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con·tu·ma·cious

 (kŏn′tə-mā′shəs, -tyə-)
adj.
Obstinately disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate.

con′tu·ma′cious·ly adv.
con′tu·ma′cious·ness n.

contumacious

(ˌkɒntjʊˈmeɪʃəs)
adj
stubbornly resistant to authority; wilfully obstinate
ˌcontuˈmaciously adv
ˌcontuˈmaciousness n

con•tu•ma•cious

(ˌkɒn tʊˈmeɪ ʃəs, -tyʊ-)

adj.
stubbornly perverse or rebellious; willfully disobedient.
[1590–1600; < Latin contumāx unyielding, stubborn (con- con- + -tum- of uncertain sense + -āx adj. suffix); see -acious]
con`tu•ma′cious•ly, adv.
con`tu•ma′cious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contumacious - wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient; "a contumaceous witness is subject to punishment"
insubordinate - not submissive to authority; "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys"

contumacious

adjective
Marked by defiance:
Translations

contumacious

[ˌkɒntjʊˈmeɪʃəs] ADJ (frm) → contumaz

contumacious

adj (form)verstockt; (= insubordinate)rebellisch
References in classic literature ?
They express the consciousness that you have no enemy to punish, but that you have pain; the consciousness that in spite of all possible Wagenheims you are in complete slavery to your teeth; that if someone wishes it, your teeth will leave off aching, and if he does not, they will go on aching another three months; and that finally if you are still contumacious and still protest, all that is left you for your own gratification is to thrash yourself or beat your wall with your fist as hard as you can, and absolutely nothing more.
The impossibility of maintaining order and dispensing justice among these sovereign subjects, produced the experiment of dividing the empire into nine or ten circles or districts; of giving them an interior organization, and of charging them with the military execution of the laws against delinquent and contumacious members.
The competency of this regulation may be estimated by a clause in their treaty of 1683, with Victor Amadeus of Savoy; in which he obliges himself to interpose as mediator in disputes between the cantons, and to employ force, if necessary, against the contumacious party.
Among the shifting, sonorous, pulsing crowd glimpses could be had of Jerry's high hat, battered by the winds and rains of many years; of his nose like a carrot, battered by the frolicsome, athletic progeny of millionaires and by contumacious fares; of his brass-buttoned green coat, admired in the vicinity of McGary's.
You will take a sufficient number of troops to prevent delay, in case the place should be contumacious.
He said that "since the Rules of Procedure of the respondent SBRC speak only of a power to order the detention of a contumacious witness, it cannot be expanded to include the power to issue an order of arrest.
For filing a writ petition before a high court, Dar has to prove his bona fide intention and, in this particular case, the accused with contumacious attitude cannot claim relief.
He said the court was constrained to pass the order for taking coercive measures against the accused and 'with such contumacious conduct' he could not approach the IHC.
The anti-graft body accused Dar of being 'guilty of playing hide and seek with the court of competent jurisdiction,' adding that the court was constrained to pass an order taking coercive measures against the accused and that 'with such contumacious conduct' he cannot approach the IHC.
His release without the company of the OSAA would have meant that he was being released from custody, without his having cleansed himself of his contumacious conduct, the very reason he (was) detained,' Gordon said.
That Arnaults petition with the Supreme Court was analyzed by the SC because it was the first time that Congress ordered someone detained for a contumacious act, he said.
The movant must demonstrate the subject's "deliberate and contumacious disregard of the court's authority.