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Obedient vs. Recalcitrant

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Obedientadjective

Willing to comply with the commands, orders, or instructions of those in authority.

‘Jessica was so intensely obedient of her parents that her brother sometimes thought she was a robot.’;

Recalcitrantadjective

Marked by a stubborn unwillingness to obey authority.

Obedientnoun

One who obeys.

Recalcitrantadjective

Unwilling to cooperate socially.

Obedientadjective

Subject in will or act to authority; willing to obey; submissive to restraint, control, or command.

‘And floating straight, obedient to the stream.’; ‘The chief his orders gives; the obedient band,With due observance, wait the chief's command.’;

Recalcitrantadjective

Difficult to deal with or to operate.

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Obedientadjective

dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority;

‘an obedient soldier’; ‘obedient children’; ‘a little man obedient to his wife’; ‘the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened’;

Recalcitrantadjective

Not viable for an extended period; damaged by drying or freezing.

Recalcitrantnoun

A person who is recalcitrant.

Recalcitrantadjective

Kicking back; recalcitrating; hence, showing repugnance or opposition; refractory.

Recalcitrantadjective

marked by stubborn resistance to and defiant of authority or guidance;

‘a recalcitrant teenager’; ‘everything revolves around a refractory individual genius’;

Recalcitrantadjective

marked by stubborn resistance to authority;

‘the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators’;

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