[kon-too-mey-shuh s, -tyoo-] /ˌkɒn tʊˈmeɪ ʃəs, -tyʊ-/

stubbornly perverse or rebellious; willfully and obstinately disobedient.
stubbornly resistant to authority; wilfully obstinate

c.1600, from Latin contumaci-, stem of contumax “haughty, insolent, obstinate” (see contumely) + -ous.


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