American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Obstinately disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Headstrong; insolent; hence, resisting legitimate authority, whether civil, ecclesiastical, military, or parental; stubbornly disobedient or rebellious: as, a contumacious child.
- Specifically In law, wilfully disobedient to a lawful order of a judicial or legislative body, or showing wilful contempt of its authority. Synonyms Stubborn, Refractory, etc. (see
obstinate), proud, headstrong, unmanageable, ungovernable, unruly, wilful, perverse.
- adj. Contemptuous of authority; willfully disobedient; rebellious.
- adj. law Willfully disobedient to the summons or orders of a court.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Exhibiting contumacy; contemning authority; obstinate; perverse; stubborn; disobedient.
- adj. (Law) Willfully disobedient to the summons or orders of a court.
- adj. wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient
- From Latin contumāx ("stubborn, obstinate") (Wiktionary)
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