recalcitrate

[ 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

1615–25; < Latin recalcitrātus, past participle of recalcitrāre; see recalcitrant, -ate1

Related forms

re·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.