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synonyms for contumacious

  • alienated
  • contrary
  • disaffected
  • estranged
  • factious
  • froward
  • haughty
  • inflexible
  • insubordinate
  • insurgent
  • intractable
  • intransigent
  • irreconcilable
  • mutinous
  • obdurate
  • perverse
  • pig-headed
  • rebellious
  • recalcitrant
  • refractory
  • seditious
  • stubborn
  • unyielding
See also synonyms for: contumaciously / contumaciousness

antonyms for contumacious

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  • following
  • obedient
  • subordinate
  • tractable
  • willing
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How to use contumacious in a sentence

Chaussard junior was contumacious, and therefore received sentence of death.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
The mere fact of doing so caused him to be treated as a contumacious rebel.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
Yet I think this should be sufficient, since we can sink you in an instant if you are foolish enough to prove contumacious.
WITH AIRSHIP AND SUBMARINEHARRY COLLINGWOOD
But still the contumacious Mexia sold his corn and exacted his price!
MEXICO, AZTEC, SPANISH AND REPUBLICAN VOL. 1 OF 2BRANTZ MAYER
A swamp oak stump is one of the most contumacious stumps in the world.
THE CASSOWARYSTANLEY WATERLOO
You are too benighted, and contumacious, to deserve any higher education; such as you expect to get for nothing.
THE REMARKABLE HISTORY OF SIR THOMAS UPMORE, BART., M.P., FORMERLY KNOWN AS "TOMMY UPMORE"R. D. BLACKMORE
Something had gone wrong at home or abroad, and his grievance had rankled and rendered him unusually contumacious.
THAT LASS O' LOWRIE'SFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
Upon deliberation, they deposed the contumacious presbytery from their functions as clergymen, and declared their churches vacant.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE -- VOLUME 55, NO. 340, FEBRUARY, 1844VARIOUS
On his return to Geneva he was summoned before the consistory, and, proving contumacious, was imprisoned for a week.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 7VARIOUS
“If we cannot make this contumacious rascal speak, we will find others more tractable,” observed the pursuivant.
GUY FAWKESWILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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