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1. recalcitrant

adjective. ['rɪˈkælsɪtrənt'] marked by stubborn resistance to authority.

Synonyms

  • noncompliant

Antonyms

  • good-natured
  • easy

Etymology

  • recalcitrans (Latin)

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Rhymes with Recalcitrant

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

How do you pronounce recalcitrant?

Pronounce recalcitrant as rɪˈkælsɪtrənt.

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Sentences with recalcitrant


1. Adjective
Smacking a recalcitrant child in public used to be a reasonable form of chastisement.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Open-ended questions are a natural way to get a prospect, even a recalcitrant one, to talk.

2. recalcitrant

adjective. ['rɪˈkælsɪtrənt'] stubbornly resistant to authority or control.

Synonyms

  • refractory
  • disobedient

Antonyms

  • tractable
  • responsive
  • corrigible

Etymology

  • recalcitrans (Latin)
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