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synonyms for recalcitrant

  • fractious
  • obstinate
  • rebellious
  • unruly
  • wayward
  • contrary
  • contumacious
  • defiant
  • indomitable
  • insubmissive
  • insubordinate
  • intractable
  • opposing
  • radical
  • refractory
  • resistant
  • resisting
  • stubborn
  • undisciplinable
  • undisciplined
  • ungovernable
  • unmanageable
  • untoward
  • unwilling
  • wild
  • willful
  • withstanding
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antonyms for recalcitrant

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  • agreeable
  • compliant
  • manageable
  • obedient
  • yielding
  • amenable
  • passive
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How to use recalcitrant in a sentence

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The dream of true precision medicine has been mired in the sluggish and recalcitrant health-care system, where patient data is often seen as more of a nuisance than a benefit.
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However, we always hope the next will prove less recalcitrant; in which faith we advance trembling.
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Gloria looked around at those who remained recalcitrant and concentrated her gaze on Stevens.
THE ONSLAUGHT FROM RIGELFLETCHER PRATT
It was from this Ireland of the darkness that the recalcitrant Ireland of the twentieth century arose.
THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY: BEING A PLAIN HISTORY OF LIFE AND MANKINDHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
These heartening recollections made me forget the loss of Twist, the recalcitrant cow, and the dilemma that confronted me.
OX-TEAM DAYS ON THE OREGON TRAILEZRA MEEKER
In most instances the recalcitrant part of the provincial populations prevailed.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 64, NO. 393, JULY 1848VARIOUS
But witnesses called upon to testify before grand juries as to such practices, proved recalcitrant.
RAILROADS: RATES AND REGULATIONSWILLIAM Z. RIPLEY
And should he prove to be recalcitrant, Enistor recognised that the marriage would only make matters worse.
A SON OF PERDITIONFERGUS HUME
He at once took the field, subdued his recalcitrant subjects, and made them pay a heavy tribute.
HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA FROM 1619 TO 1880. VOL 1GEORGE W. WILLIAMS
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