contumax

See: contumacious, froward, insolent, willful

CONTUMAX, civ. law. One accused of a crime who refuses to appear and answer to the charge. An outlaw.

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4) The adjective ferox and others like it--atrox (cruel, dreadful, unrelenting) and contumax (unyielding, defiant, willfully disobedient to civil authority)--have typically been interpreted as laudatory if applied to a man, indicating a bold, fighting spirit, but wholly pejorative when applied to a woman.
The noun contumacia (inflexibility, stubbornness) and the adjective contumax (insolent, obstinate, stiff-necked, stubborn) were usually used in a pejorative sense.
65 where his contumax capillis is contrasted with the pathic's being levis.
Comitatae profugos liberos matres, secutae maritos in exilia coniuges; propinqui audentes, constantes generi, contumax etiam aduersus tormenta seruorum fides; supremae clarorum uirorum necessitates, ipsa fortiter tolerata et laudatis antiquorum mortibus pares exitus.
contumax Kempf, es probable que las otras especies tengan habitos similares.
nisi me forte comparem nescio quibus insanis, quorum cerebella tam contumax vapor ex atra bile labefactat, ut constanter asseverent vel se esse reges, cum sunt pauperrimi, vel purpura indutos, cum sunt nudi, vel caput habere fictile, vel se totos esse cucurbitas, vel ex vitro conflatos; sed amentes sunt isti, nec minus ipse demens viderer, si quod ab iis exemplum ad me transferrem].