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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.
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contumacious

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

adjective
Marked by defiance:
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Translations

contumacious

[ˌkɒntjʊˈmeɪʃəs] ADJ (frm) → contumaz
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contumacious

adj (form)verstockt; (= insubordinate)rebellisch
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contumaciousness arises from a more philosophical view of identity,
This anarchic piece of writing (constellating laughter and contumaciousness) signifies a revolt against a patriarchal "Grand Inquisitor", and is consonant with the greater disruptiveness of We, compared with its English successors.