Contumacious meaning

kŏn'tə-mā'shəs, -tyə-
The definition of contumacious is a stubborn person who refuses to obey rules.

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.

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Obstinately disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate.
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Obstinately resisting authority; insubordinate; disobedient.
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(law) Willfully disobedient to the summons or orders of a court.
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Origin of contumacious

  • From Latin contumāx (“stubborn, obstinate”)
    From Wiktionary