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Synonyms for contumacy

the disposition boldly to defy or resist authority or an opposing force

Words related to contumacy

willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order

obstinate rebelliousness and insubordination

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Part 1, "Thinking Through Beckett" includes Herbert Blau, "Apnea and True Illusion: Breath(less) in Beckett" (35-53); David Houston Jones, "From Contumacy to Shame: Reading Beckett's Testimonies with Agamben" (54-67); Carla Locatelli, "Projections: Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape and Not I as Autobiographies" (68-80); H.
Am I the only person who revelled in the contumacy that was displayed by the public in the Strictly Come Dancing contretemps?
That led to the codification for the first time of the "Ten Abominations:" rebellion, sedition, treason, contumacy, depravity, irreverence, impiety, discord, unrighteousness, and incest.
incident constitutes the kind of willful contumacy contemplated by
Christine Verner, cited in 1388 by the bishop of Salisbury for not consorting with her husband, was just one of many women who experienced major excommunication for her contumacy.
By this, God has taught us what is their due as a result of their contumacy towards Him.
And withall, he must publishe sharpe penall statutes against all such, as shall with disloyal contumacy violate and transgresse the same.