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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Stubbornly defiant of authority; unruly. Also: Hard to operate or manage; resistant.

Usage examples (35)
  • If they lingered too long, Clarice hurried them along in the same annoyed way she rushed recalcitrant goats through the gate.
  • The University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators
  • But one theme that Chávez wove through the entire interview was the resurgence of the "transnational Right" -- or what he calls the recalcitrant right.
  • The recalcitrant are a minority in all these things. for more
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