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Definitions and Synonyms of recalcitrant | Another word for recalcitrant | What is recalcitrant?

Definition 1: marked by stubborn resistance to authority - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where recalcitrant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators

(recalcitrant is similar to ...) boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

"brought up to be aggressive and defiant" "a defiant attitude"

Definition 2: stubbornly resistant to authority or control - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where recalcitrant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness
  • a refractory child

Synonyms for recalcitrant in the sense of this definition

(recalcitrant is similar to ...) not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

"disobedient children"

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