Definitions for recalcitrantrɪˈkæl sɪ trənt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. fractious, refractory, recalcitrant(adj)

    stubbornly resistant to authority or control

    "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"

  2. recalcitrant(adj)

    marked by stubborn resistance to authority

    "the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. recalcitrant(Noun)

    A person who is recalcitrant.

  2. recalcitrant(Adjective)

    Marked by a stubborn unwillingness to obey authority.

  3. recalcitrant(Adjective)

    Unwilling to cooperate socially.

  4. recalcitrant(Adjective)

    Difficult to deal with or to operate.

  5. Origin: From recalcitrans, present participle of recalcitro.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Recalcitrant(adj)

    kicking back; recalcitrating; hence, showing repugnance or opposition; refractory

  2. Origin: [L. recalcitrans, p. pr. of recalcitrare to kick back; pref. re- re- + calcitrare to kick, fr. calx heel. Cf. Inculcate.]

Translations for recalcitrant

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  • genstridig, stædigDanish
  • trotzig, widerspenstig, störrisch, aufsässig, eigensinnig, bockig, sturGerman
  • recalcitrante, contumazSpanish
  • uppiniskainen, itsepintainenFinnish
  • neuwooiaghManx
  • þverúðarfullur, þrjóskurIcelandic
  • onhandelbaar, koppig, recalcitrant, weerspannig, weerbarstigDutch
  • gjenstridig, trassigNorwegian
  • прочный, стойкий, упорный, непокорныйRussian
  • motspänstig, hårdnackad, enveten, motsträvigSwedish
  • ters, itaat etmez, aksi, söz dinlemez, serkeşTurkish
  • باغیUrdu

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