recalcitrant
I adjective balky, callous, contrary, contumacious, defiant, disobedient, fractious, hardened, headstrong, immovable, insubordinate, intractable, mulish, mutinous, noncooperative, obstinate, obstreperous, opposing, oppugnant, pervicacious, rebellious, recusant, refractory, relentless, renitent, resistant, resistive, restive, stubborn, uncompliant, uncomplying, uncontrollable, uncooperative, ungovernable, unmanageable, unrelenting, unsubmissive, unwilling, unyielding, willful associated concepts: recalcitrant witness II index adverse (hostile), contentious, contumacious, deviant, disinclined, disobedient, disorderly, dissident, fractious, incorrigible, indomitable, insubordinate, insusceptible (uncaring), intractable, lawless, nonconsenting, obdurate, recusant, reluctant, renitent, restive, uncontrollable, unreasonable, unruly, unyielding, vicious

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  • récalcitrant — récalcitrant, ante [ rekalsitrɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • 1696; h. 1551; de recalcitrer « résister avec opiniâtreté » (1120); lat. recalcitrare « ruer », de calx, calcis « talon » 1 ♦ Qui résiste avec opiniâtreté, entêtement. Cheval, mulet… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • recalcitrant — RECALCITRÁNT, Ă, recalcitranţi, te, adj. Care se opune, care nu se lasă convins; încăpăţânat, îndărătnic, nesupus. – Din fr. récalcitrant. Trimis de claudia, 08.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  RECALCITRÁNT adj. 1. v. încăpăţânat. 2. v. indisciplinat.… …   Dicționar Român

  • récalcitrant — récalcitrant, ante (ré kal si tran, tran t ) adj. Qui résiste avec humeur, opiniâtreté. •   Puisque aujourd hui votre humeur pétulante Vous rend l âme aux leçons un peu récalcitrante, REGNARD le Joueur, I, 10. •   Sitôt qu il [un malade du… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • recalcitrant — (adj.) 1823, from Fr. récalcitrant, lit. kicking back (17c. 18c.), pp. of recalcitrare to kick back, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + L. calcitrare to kick, from calx (gen. calcis) heel. Used from 1797 as a French word in English. Verb… …   Etymology dictionary

  • recalcitrant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ obstinately uncooperative. ► NOUN ▪ a recalcitrant person. DERIVATIVES recalcitrance noun recalcitrantly adverb. ORIGIN from Latin recalcitrare kick out with the heels …   English terms dictionary

  • recalcitrant — [ri kal′si trənt] adj. [L recalcitrans, prp. of recalcitrare, to kick back (in LL, to disobey) < re , back + calcitrare, to kick < calx, heel: see CALCAR] 1. refusing to obey authority, custom, regulation, etc.; stubbornly defiant 2. hard… …   English World dictionary

  • Recalcitrant — Re*cal ci*trant (r[ e]*k[a^]l s[i^]*trant), a. [L. recalcitrans, p. pr. of recalcitrare to kick back; pref. re re + calcitrare to kick, fr. calx heel. Cf. {Inculcate}.] Kicking back; recalcitrating; hence, showing repugnance or opposition;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recalcitrant — refractory, intractable, headstrong, willful, *unruly, ungovernable Analogous words: rebellious, *insubordinate, factious, contumacious: *obstinate, stubborn: resisting, opposing, withstanding (see RESIST) Antonyms: amenable (sense 2) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • recalcitrant — [adj] disobedient, uncontrollable contrary, contumacious, defiant, fractious, indomitable, insubmissive, insubordinate, intractable, obstinate, opposing, radical, rebellious, refractory, resistant, resisting, stubborn, undisciplinable,… …   New thesaurus

  • recalcitrant — adjective Etymology: Late Latin recalcitrant , recalcitrans, present participle of recalcitrare to be stubbornly disobedient, from Latin, to kick back, from re + calcitrare to kick, from calc , calx heel Date: 1843 1. obstinately defiant of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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