Meaning of RECALCITRANT in English

re ‧ cal ‧ ci ‧ trant /rɪˈkælsətrənt, rɪˈkælsɪtrənt/ BrE AmE adjective formal

[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Language: Late Latin ; Origin: present participle of recalcitrare 'to refuse to obey' , from Latin calcitrare 'to kick' , from calx 'heel' ]

refusing to do what you are told to do, even after you have been punished SYN unruly :

a recalcitrant pupil

—recalcitrance noun [uncountable]

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