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  • noununruliness
  • noundefiance

synonyms for recalcitrancy

  • assertiveness
  • disorderliness
  • fractiousness
  • heedlessness
  • impetuousness
  • imprudence
  • impulsiveness
  • intractability
  • intractableness
  • lawlessness
  • obstinacy
  • obstreperousness
  • orneriness
  • perverseness
  • rebelliousness
  • recalcitrance
  • recklessness
  • refractoriness
  • wildness
  • willfulness
  • indocility
  • intemperanc
  • obstinateness
  • uncontrollability
  • uncontrollableness
  • ungovernableness
  • unmanageability
  • untowardness
  • waywardness
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How to use recalcitrancy in a sentence

If they do not operate, the blame is put not on the subject as taught, but on the indifference and recalcitrancy of pupils.
DEMOCRACY AND EDUCATIONJOHN DEWEY
To refrain from superlatives in speaking of Menschenwee would be an impertinent recalcitrancy to the critical judgment of Europe.
THE SOCIALISTCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
His lordship's rage at such unlooked-for recalcitrancy was unbounded.
LOVE ROMANCES OF THE ARISTOCRACYTHORNTON HALL
Mr. Mackonochie's continued recalcitrancy also occupied Punch's attention a good deal in 1877.
MR. PUNCH'S HISTORY OF MODERN ENGLAND VOL. III OF IVCHARLES L. GRAVES
She didnt often ask him that, and he saw at once that his recent recalcitrancy to rejoicing had pierced even her vagueness.
CHRISTMAS ROSES AND OTHER STORIESANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK
I suppose I shall ding some recalcitrancy into them some day, but it is uphill work.
EREWHON REVISITEDSAMUEL BUTLER
This degrading offer must be announced: no discussion or recalcitrancy could help that.
THE BRIDE OF THE NILE, COMPLETEGEORG EBERS
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WORDS RELATED TO RECALCITRANCY

  • contempt
  • disobedience
  • insubordination
  • rebelliousness
  • recalcitrance
  • recalcitrancy
  • refractoriness
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