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English definition of “recalcitrant”

recalcitrant

adjective     /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 Strong-willed recalcitrance     /-trəns/ noun [U]
(Definition of recalcitrant adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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