- s wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient
- What is "the media"? Usually, a contumacious clich.
- Roaring into the House of Commons in 1929, the original Angry Young Man, he becamesecond only to his archfoe, Winston Churchill the most hypnotic orator and contumacious .
- The citation read: "In recognition of his having daringly espoused and cherished the cause of a free press by remaining contumacious in the face of critics.
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- Thoughts & Views: What’s in a (street) name?
Okay, boys and girls, our new word for today is “contumacious.” According to the dictionary, that’s: con·tu·ma·cious. Adjective. Pronounced: kon-tuh- MAY-shuhs or kon-too-MAYshuhs.
June 6, 2013 - Observer