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  • noundefiance
  • noununruliness

synonyms for recalcitrance

  • affront
  • audacity
  • boldness
  • bravado
  • brazenness
  • call
  • cartel
  • challenge
  • command
  • confrontation
  • contempt
  • contrariness
  • contumacy
  • dare
  • despite
  • effrontery
  • gas
  • guts
  • impudence
  • insolence
  • insubordination
  • insurgence
  • insurgency
  • intractableness
  • lip
  • muster
  • opposition
  • order
  • perversity
  • provocation
  • rebellion
  • rebelliousness
  • recalcitrancy
  • revolt
  • sass
  • spite
  • stump
  • summons
  • temerity
  • unruliness
  • back talk
  • big talk
  • defy
  • enjoinder
  • factiousness
  • hot air
  • impugnment
  • throwing of the gauntlet
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antonyms for recalcitrance

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  • answer
  • calm
  • care
  • caution
  • cowardice
  • fear
  • harmony
  • humility
  • love
  • modesty
  • peace
  • respect
  • timidity
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    How to use recalcitrance in a sentence

    I was excited to have a pony but disappointed that I couldn’t get near the recalcitrant equine.
    THERE’S ALWAYS SOME KILLING YOU GOT TO DO ON A FARMEUGENE ROBINSONOCTOBER 23, 2020OZY
    The memorandum testifies to the strength of Bruce's hold on the country, and to the recalcitrance of Edward's barons.
    KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
    I had not seen him, thanks to my extreme recalcitrance, since the month he spent more than two years ago in London.
    THE LETTERS OF HENRY JAMES (VOLUME I)HENRY JAMES
    His recalcitrance—she said—was a symptom of his whole attitude; he was taking it lying down.
    THE FORSYTE SAGA, VOLUME III.JOHN GALSWORTHY
    Although critical of his department's performance, McNamara would probably admit that more than simple recalcitrance was involved.
    INTEGRATION OF THE ARMED FORCES, 1940-1965MORRIS J. MACGREGOR, JR.
    I think Oswald justified it by means of his recalcitrance, kind of a reverse self-esteem.
    WARREN COMMISSION (11 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. XI (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
    MacDowell has met little or none of that critical recalcitrance that blocked the early success of so many masters.
    CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN COMPOSERSRUPERT HUGHES
    The day of the Upcott visit came, and, in spite of all recalcitrance, Roger was made to mount the motor beside his wife.
    MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
    I have no doubt that this recalcitrance to the crime-novel is a culpa, if not a culpa maxima.
    A HISTORY OF THE FRENCH NOVEL, VOL. 2GEORGE SAINTSBURY
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    WORDS RELATED TO RECALCITRANCE

    • antipathy
    • audacity
    • aversion
    • condescension
    • contumely
    • defiance
    • derision
    • despisal
    • despisement
    • despite
    • disdain
    • disesteem
    • disregard
    • disrespect
    • distaste
    • hatred
    • indignity
    • malice
    • mockery
    • neglect
    • recalcitrance
    • repugnance
    • ridicule
    • scorn
    • slight
    • snobbery
    • stubbornness
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