Recalcitrant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈkælsɪtrənt|  American pronunciation of the word recalcitrant
Brit.  |rɪˈkalsɪtr(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word recalcitrant

adjective

- stubbornly resistant to authority or control (syn: fractious, refractory)
- marked by stubborn resistance to authority

the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators

Examples

...the manager worried that the recalcitrant employee would try to undermine his authority...

...a heart-to-heart talk with the recalcitrant youth revealed that he had a troubled life at home...

All recalcitrants were treated as rebels and traitors.

the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators

...the flinty rancher did not hesitate to lather a recalcitrant horse...

You are not the kind of person who beats on recalcitrant vending machines.

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