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recalcitrant meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of recalcitrant at MeaningMonkey.org. recalcitrant meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of recalcitrant (adjective)

  1. stubbornly resistant to authority or control
    • "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"
    • synonyms: fractious, refractory
  2. marked by stubborn resistance to authority
    • "the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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