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Meaning of RENITENT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*ni"tent\ (-tent), a. [L. renitens, -entis, p. pr.
of renit to strive or struggle against, resist; pref. re- re-
+ niti to struggle or strive: cf. F. r['e]nitent.]
1. Resisting pressure or the effect of it; acting against
   impulse by elastic force. ``[Muscles] soft and yet
   renitent.'' --Ray.

2. Persistently opposed.

 

 

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