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contumacious

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con=tu=ma=cious

CIDE DICTIONARY

contumaciousa. [L. contumax, -acis. See Contumacy.].
  •  Exhibiting contumacy; contemning authority; obstinate; perverse; stubborn; disobedient.  [1913 Webster]
    "There is another very, efficacious method for subduing the most obstinate, contumacious sinner."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Willfully disobedient to the summons or orders of a court.  Blackstone.
Syn. -- Stubborn; obstinate; obdurate; disobedient; perverse; unyielding; headstrong.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

contumacious, adj. insubordinate; stubbornly or wilfully disobedient, esp. to a court order.

Derivative
contumaciously adv.
Etymology
L contumax, perh. rel. to tumere swell

THESAURUS

contumacious

alienated, beyond control, breachy, contrary, defiant, disaffected, estranged, factious, fractious, froward, impatient of control, incorrigible, indocile, indomitable, insuppressible, insurgent, intractable, irreconcilable, irrepressible, obstreperous, ornery, out of hand, perverse, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, resistant, resisting, restive, seditious, shrewish, unbiddable, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unmalleable, unmanageable, unmoldable, unruly, unsubmissive, wild

ROGET THESAURUS

contumacious

Obstinacy

N obstinacy, obstinateness, obstinacy, tenacity, cussedness, perseverance, immovability, old school, inflexibility, obduracy, obduration, dogged resolution, resolution, ruling passion, blind side, self-will, contumacy, perversity, pervicacy, pervicacity, indocility, bigotry, intolerance, dogmatism, opiniatry, opiniativeness, fixed idea, fanaticism, zealotry, infatuation, monomania, opinionatedness opinionativeness, mule, opinionist, opinionatist, opiniator, opinator, stickler, dogmatist, bigot, zealot, enthusiast, fanatic, obstinate, tenacious, stubborn, obdurate, casehardened, inflexible, balky, immovable, unshakable, not to be moved, inert, unchangeable, inexorable, mulish, obstinate as a mule, pig-headed, dogged, sullen, sulky, unmoved, uninfluenced unaffected, willful, self-willed, perverse, resty, restive, restiff, pervicacious, wayward, refractory, unruly, heady, headstrong, entete, contumacious, crossgrained, arbitrary, dogmatic, positive, bigoted, prejudiced, creed- bound, prepossessed, infatuated, stiff-backed, stiff necked, stiff hearted, hard-mouthed, hidebound, unyielding, impervious, impracticable, inpersuasible, unpersuadable, intractable, untractable, incorrigible, deaf to advice, impervious to reason, crotchety, obstinately, non possumus, no surrender, ils n'ont rien appris ne rien oublie.

Disobedience

N disobedience, insubordination, contumacy, infraction, infringement, violation, noncompliance, nonobservance, revolt, rebellion, mutiny, outbreak, rising, uprising, insurrection, emeute, riot, tumult, strike, barring out, defiance, mutinousness, mutineering, sedition, treason, high treason, petty treason, misprision of treason, premunire, lese majeste, violation of law, defection, secession, insurgent, mutineer, rebel, revolter, revolutionary, rioter, traitor, quisling, carbonaro, sansculottes, red republican, bonnet rouge, communist, Fenian, frondeur, seceder, secessionist, runagate, renegade, brawler, anarchist, demagogue, Spartacus, Masaniello, Wat Tyler, Jack Cade, ringleader, disobedient, uncomplying, uncompliant, unsubmissive, unruly, ungovernable, breachy, insubordinate, impatient of control, incorrigible, restiff, restive, refractory, contumacious, recusant, recalcitrant, resisting, lawless, mutinous, seditions, insurgent, riotous, unobeyed, unbidden, seditiosissimus quisque ignavus, unthread the rude eye of rebellion.


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