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recalcitrant

re·cal·ci·trant

recalcitrant

 
 
pronunciation:
rih kael s trnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: stubbornly disobedient; refractory.
He'd been punished numerous times for this offense but he was still recalcitrant.
synonyms:
contumacious, disobedient, intractable, refractory, wayward
antonyms:
amenable, biddable, compliant, tractable
similar words:
contrary, defiant, difficult, fractious, incorrigible, inflexible, insubordinate, lawless, pigheaded, problem, rebel, rebellious, stubborn, unruly, willful
definition 2: that defies control or manipulation.
a recalcitrant inflation ratea recalcitrant suit of armor
antonyms:
tractable
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who is recalcitrant.
similar words:
incorrigible, insubordinate, rebel
derivation: recalcitrance (n.)