contumaz

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contumāx (stubborn, obstinate). Cognate with Spanish contumaz, Italian contumace, English contumacious.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /kõ.tu.ˈmas/
  • Hyphenation: con‧tu‧maz

Adjective[edit]

contumaz (plural contumazes, comparable)

  1. obstinate, stubborn, insistent
  2. (law) in contempt of court, contumacious
  3. developing the habit of usually doing something

Noun[edit]

contumaz m, f (plural contumazes)

  1. obstinate, stubborn
  2. (law) contempt of court

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contumāx (stubborn, obstinate). Cognate with Portuguese contumaz, Italian contumace, English contumacious.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: con‧tu‧maz

Adjective[edit]

contumaz (plural contumaces)

  1. obstinate, stubborn
    • 2015 October 30, ““No he sido absolutamente inocente nunca, ni siquiera de niña””, in El País[1]:
      Melómana en constante reciclaje y colaboradora contumaz, desde Sonic Youth a Vetusta Morla o Nacho Vegas, a Christina la han comparado con Yoko Ono por alguno de los espasmódicos grititos que salpican Lo Nuestro, pero ella seguramente se sienta más próxima a Cristina Lliso, la que fuera vocalista de Esclarecidos.
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  2. (medicine) diseased
  3. (law) in contempt of court