contumacious

[ kon-too-mey-shuhs, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌkɒn tʊˈmeɪ ʃəs, -tyʊ- /

adjective

stubbornly perverse or rebellious; willfully and obstinately disobedient.

Origin of contumacious

First recorded in 1590–1600; contumacy + -ous
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contumacious

/ (ˌkɒntjʊˈmeɪʃəs) /

adjective

stubbornly resistant to authority; wilfully obstinate

Derived Formscontumaciously, adverbcontumaciousness, noun
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