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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tu·ma·cious a.
 1. Exhibiting contumacy; contemning authority; obstinate; perverse; stubborn; disobedient.
    There is another very, efficacious method for subduing the most obstinate, contumacious sinner.   --Hammond.
 2. Law Willfully disobedient to the summons or orders of a court.
 Syn: -- Stubborn; obstinate; obdurate; disobedient; perverse; unyielding; headstrong.
  -- Con*tu*ma*cious*ly, adv. -- Con*tu*ma*cious*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : in a rebellious manner; "he rejected her words rebelliously"
            [syn: rebelliously, defiantly]