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I was excited to have a pony but disappointed that I couldn’t get near the recalcitrant equine.

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"They are not changing their mind," Ryan said, referring to Iranian leaders' recalcitrance to curb their program.

Thus the Iranian recalcitrance, and the ensuing cycle of both sides demanding major concessions before offering any reciprocity.

She spelled “recalcitrance,” then “pernicious,” and after a halfhearted debate it was obvious that none of the three had a clue.

The memorandum testifies to the strength of Bruce's hold on the country, and to the recalcitrance of Edward's barons.

I had not seen him, thanks to my extreme recalcitrance, since the month he spent more than two years ago in London.

His recalcitrance—she said—was a symptom of his whole attitude; he was taking it lying down.

Although critical of his department's performance, McNamara would probably admit that more than simple recalcitrance was involved.

I think Oswald justified it by means of his recalcitrance, kind of a reverse self-esteem.

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On this page you'll find 109 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to recalcitrance, such as: affront, audacity, boldness, bravado, brazenness, and call.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.