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contumacious

con·tu·ma·cious

contumacious

 
 
pronunciation:
kan tu meI shs [or] kan tyu meI shs
part of speech: adjective
definition: stubbornly disobedient; insubordinate; rebellious.
Consistently contumacious at staff meetings, she was eventually fired, much to our relief.
synonyms:
contrary, disobedient, froward, insubordinate, intractable, intransigent, perverse, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory
antonyms:
obedient
similar words:
adamant, balky, bullheaded, cross-grained, headstrong, mulish, mutinous, obstinate, pigheaded, restive, stubborn, ungovernable, unmanageable, unruly, willful
derivations: contumaciously (adv.), contumaciousness (n.)