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adjective very formal
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority; used especially about a defendant's behavior

    The judge threatened to charge the contumacious witness with contempt of court.

    Submitted by Javad Hekayati from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 17/02/2016


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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