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Recalcitrant vs. Renitent

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Recalcitrantadjective

Marked by a stubborn unwillingness to obey authority.

Renitentadjective

resistant to physical pressure; unyielding

Recalcitrantadjective

Unwilling to cooperate socially.

Renitentadjective

resistant to compulsion; recalcitrant

Recalcitrantadjective

Difficult to deal with or to operate.

Renitentadjective

Resisting pressure or the effect of it; acting against impulse by elastic force.

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Recalcitrantadjective

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

Renitentadjective

Persistently opposed.

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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