- resisting pressure; resistant
- opposing stubbornly; recalcitrant
Origin of renitentfrom French or L: French rénitent from Classical Latin renitens, present participle of reniti, to resist from re-, back + niti, to struggle
- Resistant to physical pressure; not pliant.
- Reluctant to yield or be swayed; recalcitrant.
Origin of renitentLatin renītēns renītent- present participle of renītī to resist re- re- nītī to press forward
- ren′i·tence ren′i·ten·cy
(comparative more renitent, superlative most renitent)