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)