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recalcitrate

[ ri-kal-si-treyt ]

verb (used without object)

, re·cal·ci·trat·ed, re·cal·ci·trat·ing.
  1. to resist or oppose; show strong objection or repugnance.


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Other Words From

  • re·calci·tration noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of recalcitrate1

1615–25; < Latin recalcitrātus, past participle of recalcitrāre; recalcitrant, -ate 1

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Example Sentences

Still there are some left who recalcitrate pertinaciously, clinging convulsively with hands and feet to their old ignorance.

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