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."
All the merrymakers were there, except Contumacious Celeb (CC)-whose conspicuous absence, even in the days leading to the splashy celebration, didn't go unnoticed by clueless revelers.
"These circumstances clearly show petitioners' wanton and contumacious disregard of this Commission's procedural rules," the three-man body stated.
In light of plaintiff's failure to fully comply with discovery over many years, plaintiff's refusal to answer the questions at issue may be presumed to be willful and contumacious; therefore, a sanction is warranted.
It is unhealthy and disruptive for the polity if all we do after an election is to have a confrontational and contumacious conquistador like Oshiomhole whose consuming preoccupation is to trigger new battles that leave no room for conducive atmosphere for development and movement to the next level.
These and other fascinating documents will interest readers intrigued by Erika Behrisch Elce's moving portrait of a woman at once contumacious and compassionate, whose compelling struggles continue to elicit our astonishment and admiration.
Now juxtapose the offer of Imran Khan to India to provide evidence of involvement of any Pakistani and his continued beseeching for giving peace a chance, with the contumacious Indian stand on punishing Pakistan and of closing all avenues of dialogue.
After a contentious trial, the district court, after assessing the plaintiffs' contumacious conduct, asserted its inherent authority to set aside a jury verdict in favor of one plaintiff and entered judgment for the defendants on all claims.