contumacious


con·tu·ma·cious

adjective \ˌkän-tü-ˈmā-shəs, -tyü-ˈ, -chə-ˈ\

Definition of CONTUMACIOUS

:  stubbornly disobedient :  rebellious
con·tu·ma·cious·ly adverb

Examples of CONTUMACIOUS

  1. <the judge threatened to charge the contumacious witness with contempt of court>

First Known Use of CONTUMACIOUS

1583

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