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Definition 1: someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for recusant in the sense of this definition

(recusant is a kind of ...) a person who dissents from some established policy

(... is a kind of recusant ) a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior

(... is a kind of recusant ) a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life

(... is a kind of recusant ) a person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others

(... is a kind of recusant ) a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)

(... is a kind of recusant ) someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action

Definition 2: refusing to submit to authority - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate

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

"disobedient children"

Definition 3: (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for recusant in the sense of this definition

(recusant is similar to ...) breaking with convention or tradition

"an unorthodox lifestyle"

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