contumacious

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin contumāx (stubborn, obstinate) +‎ -ious.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: con‧tu‧ma‧cious
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌkɒn.tjʊˈmeɪ.ʃəs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌkɑːn.tʊˈmeɪ.ʃəs/, /ˌkɑːn.tjəˈmeɪ.ʃəs/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃəs

Adjective[edit]

contumacious (comparative more contumacious, superlative most contumacious)

  1. Contemptuous of authority; willfully disobedient; rebellious.
  2. (law) Willfully disobedient to the summons or orders of a court.

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