verb (used without object), re·cal·ci·trat·ed, re·cal·ci·trat·ing.
- rec. sec.,
Origin of recalcitrate
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
"to kick out," 1620s, from Latin recalcitratus, past participle of recalcitrare (see recalcitrant). Sense of "resist obstinately" is from 1759. Related: Recalcitrated; recalcitrating.