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CONTUMACIOUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does contumacious mean? 

CONTUMACIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective CONTUMACIOUS has 1 sense:

1. wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient

  Familiarity information: CONTUMACIOUS used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTUMACIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1contumacious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient

Context example:

a contumaceous witness is subject to punishment

Similar:

insubordinate (not submissive to authority)


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