Definition of contumacy:
frowardness, despite, rebellion, recalcitrance, resist, balkiness, insubordination, waywardness, defiance, recalcitrancy, unruliness, rebelliousness, willfulness, intractability, obstreperousness, refractoriness.
- contempt (part of speech: noun)
- obstinacy (part of speech: noun)
- "The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009.
- "Jane Talbot", Charles Brockden Brown.
But now, our privileges, overpowered at home by female contumacy, are, even here in the Forum, spurned and trodden under foot; and because we are not able to withstand each separately, we now dread their collective body....- "Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10)", Alfred Brittain.