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recalcitrant - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'recalcitrant' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Recalcitrant [ a.]
- Kicking back; recalcitrating; hence, showing repugnance or opposition; refractory.

Meaning of 'recalcitrant' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . recalcitrant [ s]
Meaning (1):
- stubbornly resistant to authority or control
Example in sentence:
  • a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness;
  • a refractory child
Meaning (2):
- marked by stubborn resistance to authority
Example in sentence:
  • the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators