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Meaning of RECALCITRANT

Pronunciation:  ree'kalsitrunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  marked by stubborn resistance to authority; "the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstraters"
  2. [adj]  marked by stubborn resistance to and defiant of authority or guidance; "a recalcitrant teenager"; "everything revolves around a refractory individual genius"
 

RECALCITRANT is a 12 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: defiant, intractable, noncompliant, refractory
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*cal"ci*trant\, a. [L. recalcitrans, p. pr. of
recalcitrare to kick back; pref. re- re- + calcitrare to
kick, fr. calx heel. Cf. {Inculcate}.]
Kicking back; recalcitrating; hence, showing repugnance or
opposition; refractory.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Resistant to microbial attack.
 

 

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