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recalcitrant

adjective uk   us   /rɪˈkæl.sɪ.trənt/ formal
(of a person) unwilling to obey orders or to do what should be done, or (of an animal) refusing to be controlled
recalcitrance
noun [U] uk   us   /-trəns/
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