Synonyms of recalcitrant
- 1. fractious, refractory, recalcitrant, disobedient (vs. obedient)
- usage: stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"
- 2. recalcitrant, defiant (vs. compliant), noncompliant
- usage: marked by stubborn resistance to authority; "the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators"
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Definition and meaning of recalcitrant (Dictionary)