Pronunciation of Contumacy
/k_ə_n_t_j_ˈuː_m_ə_s_ɪ/, /kəntjˈuːməsɪ/, /kəntjˈuːməsɪ/
Antonyms for contumacy:
amenability, deference, tractability, compliance, tractableness, docility, submission, amiability, agreeability, Subserviency, subordination, subservience, slavishness, submissiveness, trainability, dutifulness, subordinateness, obedience.
Usage examples for contumacy:
- Given up as serf to a master, I think only of myself and my advantage; his blows strike me indeed, I am not free from them; but I endure them only for my benefit, perhaps in order to deceive him and make him secure by the semblance of patience, or, again, not to draw worse upon myself by contumacy. - "The Ego and His Own", Max Stirner.
- They have brought it upon themselves by contumacy to Holy Church. - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.
- They nipped contumacy in the bud. - "St. Cuthbert's", Robert E. Knowles.