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Meaning of RECALCITRATE

Pronunciation:  ri'kalsi`treyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  show strong objection or repugnance; manifest vigorous opposition or resistance; be obstinately disobedient; "The Democratic senators recalcitrated against every proposal from the Republican side"
 

RECALCITRATE is a 12 letter word that starts with R.

 

 See Also: defend, fight, fight back, fight down, oppose

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*cal"ci*trate\, v. t.
    To kick against; to show repugnance to; to rebuff.
    
          The more heartily did one disdain his disdain, and
          recalcitrate his tricks.                 --De Quincey.
    
    
  2. \Re*cal"ci*trate\, v. i.
    To kick back; to kick against anything; hence, to express
    repugnance or opposition.
    
    
 

 

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