renitency


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ren·i·tent

 (rĕn′ĭ-tənt, rĭ-nīt′nt)
adj.
1. Resistant to physical pressure; not pliant.
2. Reluctant to yield or be swayed; recalcitrant.

[Latin renītēns, renītent-, present participle of renītī, to resist : re-, re- + nītī, to press forward.]

ren′i·tence, ren′i·ten·cy n.
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renitency

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The act of resisting:
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Their renitency was overcome only when, rapidly escalating farm subsidy costs in the mid-1980s threatened to break the EC budget.