Contumaciousness
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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