Definitions for recalcitrantrɪˈkæl sɪ trənt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word recalcitrant
fractious, refractory, recalcitrant(adj)
stubbornly resistant to authority or control
"a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"
marked by stubborn resistance to authority
"the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators"
A person who is recalcitrant.
Marked by a stubborn unwillingness to obey authority.
Unwilling to cooperate socially.
Difficult to deal with or to operate.
Origin: From recalcitrans, present participle of recalcitro.
kicking back; recalcitrating; hence, showing repugnance or opposition; refractory
Origin: [L. recalcitrans, p. pr. of recalcitrare to kick back; pref. re- re- + calcitrare to kick, fr. calx heel. Cf. Inculcate.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They were recalcitrant, it was a range of issues. Every time it was something different.
It will be seen as the party that has forced early elections on a recalcitrant Turkish electorate at a time when there are severe challenges, both from the security perspective and also economically, the drawback to this gambit for Erdogan is that if the AK Party ends up losing votes, we may start to see more open dissatisfaction about his influence.
Translations for recalcitrant
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- genstridig, stædigDanish
- trotzig, widerspenstig, störrisch, aufsässig, eigensinnig, bockig, sturGerman
- recalcitrante, contumazSpanish
- uppiniskainen, itsepintainenFinnish
- þverúðarfullur, þrjóskurIcelandic
- onhandelbaar, koppig, recalcitrant, weerspannig, weerbarstigDutch
- gjenstridig, trassigNorwegian
- прочный, стойкий, упорный, непокорныйRussian
- motspänstig, hårdnackad, enveten, motsträvigSwedish
- ters, itaat etmez, aksi, söz dinlemez, serkeşTurkish
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