The definition of contumacious is a stubborn person who refuses to obey rules.adjective
An example of contumacious is someone who will absolutely not wear a seat belt because they don't like to be told what to do.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: < contumacy + -ous
- contumaciously adverb
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- conˌtu·maˈcious·ly adverb
- conˌtu·maˈcious·ness noun