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Resistant to authority or discipline; recalcitrant.

in′do·cil′i·ty (ĭn′dŏ-sĭl′ĭ-tē, -dō-) n.
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Ortega (1932) discussed two primary traits of mass men: their self-closed and arrogant "hermetism and indocility" (p.
(14) "The five worst infirmities that afflict the female are indocility, discontent, slander, jealousy, and silliness." (15)
The other question concerns people's plans, however short-run or performative rather than strategic: whether in dejection, as in Ferguson's (1999) persuasive interpretation of two styles of life in urban Zambia, or in insurgent political movements, as in Mbembe's own extraordinary account of the culture and politics of the anti-colonial maquis in Cameroon (Mbembe 1996) or in his attempt to capture particular forms of 'indocility' emanating from Christianity's meeting with indigenous spiritual imaginaries (Mbembe 1988).