recalcitrant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"recalcitrant" in British English

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recalcitrantadjective

uk   us   /rɪˈkæl.sɪ.trənt/ formal
(of a ​person) ​unwilling to ​obeyorders or to do what should be done, or (of an ​animal) ​refusing to be ​controlled
recalcitrance
noun [U] uk   us   /-trəns/
(Definition of recalcitrant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"recalcitrant" in American English

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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 ​finishrepairs to ​theirbuilding.
(Definition of recalcitrant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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