Contumaciously
Contumacious Con`tu*ma"cious, a. [L. contumax, -acis. See {Contumacy}.] 1. Exhibiting contumacy; contemning authority; obstinate; perverse; stubborn; disobedient. [1913 Webster]

There is another very, efficacious method for subding the most obstinate, contumacious sinner. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) Willfully disobedient to the summous or prders of a court. --Blackstone.

Syn: Stubborn; obstinate; obdurate; disobedient; perverse; unyielding; headstrong. -- {Con`tu*ma"cious*ly}, adv. -- {Con`tu*ma"cious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • contumaciously — adverb see contumacious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • contumaciously — See contumacious. * * * …   Universalium

  • contumaciously — adverb In a contumacious manner …   Wiktionary

  • contumaciously — adv. in a rebellious manner, in a headstrong manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contumaciously — con·tu·ma·cious·ly …   English syllables

  • contumaciously — adverb in a rebellious manner he rejected her words rebelliously • Syn: ↑rebelliously, ↑defiantly • Derived from adjective: ↑defiant (for: ↑defiantly), ↑contumacious, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • contumacious — contumaciously, adv. contumaciousness, contumacity /kon too mas i tee, tyoo /, n. /kon too may sheuhs, tyoo /, adj. stubbornly perverse or rebellious; willfully and obstinately disobedient. [1590 1600; CONTUMACY + OUS] Syn. contrary, pigheaded,… …   Universalium

  • defiantly — adverb in a rebellious manner he rejected her words rebelliously • Syn: ↑rebelliously, ↑contumaciously • Derived from adjective: ↑defiant, ↑contumacious (for: ↑contumaciousl …   Useful english dictionary

  • rebelliously — adverb in a rebellious manner (Freq. 1) he rejected her words rebelliously • Syn: ↑contumaciously, ↑defiantly • Derived from adjective: ↑defiant (for: ↑defiantly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • contumacious — adjective Date: 1583 stubbornly disobedient ; rebellious • contumaciously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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