What does the word contumacious mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Contumaciously.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Contumaciousness.

Usage examples for contumacious

  1. The commissioners associated sixteen others of the contumacious gentlemen with the four chiefs, and declared: That the accused, found guilty of criminal projects, of treason, and of felonious intentions, should be beheaded: those present, in person, those absent, in effigy. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  2. I know too well the contumacious obstinacy of the class to which I suspect thou belongest, to waste further words. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton