Recalcitrant meaning

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Stubbornly resistant to or defiant of authority or guidance.
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Hard to handle or deal with.
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Refusing to obey authority, custom, regulation, etc.; stubbornly defiant.
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A recalcitrant person.
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Resistant to chemical decomposition; decomposing extremely slowly.
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Difficult to manage or deal with.

A recalcitrant problem.

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The definition of recalcitrant is having behavior that is difficult to deal with and being uncooperative with authority.

An example of recalcitrant is a student who constantly defies the teacher in class.

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A recalcitrant person.
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Difficult to deal with or to operate.
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A person who is recalcitrant.
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Origin of recalcitrant

  • Late Latin recalcitrāns recalcitrant- present participle of recalcitrāre to be disobedient from Latin to deny access re- re- calcitrāre to kick (from calx calc- heel)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin recalcitrāns, recalcitrantis, present participle of recalcitrō, recalcitrāre (“be disobedient").

    From Wiktionary