|part of speech:
||stubbornly disobedient; insubordinate; rebellious.
Consistently contumacious at staff meetings, she was eventually fired, much to our relief.
- contrary, disobedient, froward, insubordinate, intractable, intransigent, perverse, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory
- similar words:
- adamant, balky, bullheaded, cross-grained, headstrong, mulish, mutinous, obstinate, pigheaded, restive, stubborn, ungovernable, unmanageable, unruly, willful
||contrary, defiant, disobedient, insubordinate, lawless, rebellious
||contumaciously (adv.), contumaciousness (n.)