recalcitrance


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re·cal·ci·trant

 (rĭ-kăl′sĭ-trənt)
adj.
1. Stubbornly resistant to or defiant of authority or guidance. See Synonyms at obstinate.
2. Difficult to manage or deal with: a recalcitrant problem.
3. Resistant to chemical decomposition; decomposing extremely slowly.
n.
A recalcitrant person.

[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).]

re·cal′ci·trance, re·cal′ci·tran·cy n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recalcitrance - the trait of being unmanageablerecalcitrance - the trait of being unmanageable  
intractability, intractableness - the trait of being hard to influence or control

recalcitrance

noun
Translations

recalcitrance

[rɪˈkælsɪtrəns] Nterquedad f, contumacia f (frm)

recalcitrance

[rɪˈkælsɪtrəns] n
(= reluctance)
the government's recalcitrance over introducing even the smallest political reform → la répugnance du gouvernement à introduire ne serait-ce que d'infimes réformes politiques
(= stubbornness) → obstination f

recalcitrance

recalcitrance

[rɪˈkælsɪtrns] n (frm) → riluttanza
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