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recalcitrance

[ ri-kal-si-truhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF recalcitrance
  • noundefiance
  • noununruliness

Synonyms for recalcitrance

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Antonyms for recalcitrance

  • answer
  • calm
  • care
  • caution
  • cowardice
  • fear
  • harmony
  • humility
  • love
  • modesty
  • peace
  • respect
  • timidity
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECALCITRANCE

I have no doubt that this recalcitrance to the crime-novel is a culpa, if not a culpa maxima.

The day of the Upcott visit came, and, in spite of all recalcitrance, Roger was made to mount the motor beside his wife.

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

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

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

WORD ORIGIN

1845, from French récalcitrance or from recalcitrant + -ance.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RECALCITRANCE

contempt

noundisdain, disrespect
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