Contumacy
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Contumacy [kon-too-muh-see]

NOUN

NOUN

  • Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority

  • Stubborn perverseness, Rebelliousness

Example

“For Katie’s rebelliousness and contumacy she was condemned to be killed.”

“Rakulpreet was urged to hit the utmost contumacy by her trainer who later looked to her in surprise.”

Synonyms

Disobedience, Contempt, Insubordination, Rebelliousness, Recalcitrance

Antonyms

Obedience, Follow, Respect, Submission, Compliance

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