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English definition of “recalcitrant”

recalcitrant

adjective    /rɪˈkæl·sɪ·trənt/
unwilling to do what you are asked or ordered to do, even if it is reasonable : Tenants petitioned their recalcitrant landlord to finish repairs to their building .
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