Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, August 12, 2013-- contumacious
Posted on 08/12/2013 6:32:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 8/12/13
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
stubbornly perverse or rebellious; willfully and obstinately disobedient.
Etymology: c.1600, from L. contumaci-, stem of contumax (see contumely) + -ous.
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Here is my example with WFTD.
Joe Biden has risen up to say he's against the contumacious types of republicans, so could we please not elect any more of them.
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
No pushing at the door please!
rise and shine.
and give God the glory glory.
Ironic that Joe Biden himself uses contumely in his false accusation. How contumacious of him.
The word in the “contumely” form appears in Hamlet’s famous “To be or not to be” soliloquy from Act 3 Scene 1.
Members of FRee Republic are recommending that students in monterey CA be deliberately contumacious over the new order that nobody may wear clothing with pictures of bears, replicas of the State flag, or the letters NorCal or SoCal on them. I’l be back with the link.
Scroll down to post 12 for knarf’s response.
It is also in the lyrics to a very old standard:
Contumely my melancholy baby...
A+++ great info! we have had the word contumely in class here before. Noteworthy because it’s a noun but the LY ending def makes you think adverb.
These guys are especially contumacious on a Monday morning.
Well, looks like the world’s liberal “philosophers” have crossed from not only openly advocating and promoting abortion before birth, to now declaring directly that even those who simply protest “abortion after birth” must be silenced.
Contumacious? Now the “professional ethics” journals who want infants to be killed are far past that little limit!
Old school. My kids are 24, 21, 19, and Wee Sing ruled in the car for years.
We have both... I have the tune in my head right now... thanks...
Could be a lot worse...
i’ve closed my eyes and put my fingers in my ears, you can’t get me ; )
Obama hates skies that are spacious
Amber waves make him feel contumacious
His only real game
Involves shifting the blame
In a manner that’s vile and mendacious
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