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recalcitrate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'recalcitrate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Recalcitrate [ v. i.]
- To kick back; to kick against anything; hence, to express repugnance or opposition.
2 . Recalcitrate [ v. t.]
- To kick against; to show repugnance to; to rebuff.

Meaning of 'recalcitrate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . recalcitrate [ v]
Meaning (1):
- show strong objection or repugnance; manifest vigorous opposition or resistance; be obstinately disobedient
Example in sentence:
  • The Democratic senators recalcitrated against every proposal from the Republican side