[ ri-kal-si-treyt ]
/ rɪˈkæl sɪˌtreɪt /
verb (used without object), re·cal·ci·trat·ed, re·cal·ci·trat·ing.
to resist or oppose; show strong objection or repugnance.
Origin of recalcitrate
Related formsre·cal·ci·tra·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for recalcitrate
Still there are some left who recalcitrate pertinaciously, clinging convulsively with hands and feet to their old ignorance.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation|Johan Huizinga