Meaning of “recalcitrant” in the English Dictionary

"recalcitrant" in British English

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(Definition of “recalcitrant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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recalcitrantadjective

us /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.

(Definition of “recalcitrant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)