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recalcitrate

[ ri-kal-si-treyt ]
/ r瑟藞k忙l s瑟藢tre瑟t /
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verb (used without object), re路cal路ci路trat路ed, re路cal路ci路trat路ing.
to resist or oppose; show strong objection or repugnance.
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Origin of recalcitrate

1615鈥25; <Latin recalcitr膩tus, past participle of recalcitr膩re;see recalcitrant, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM recalcitrate

re路cal路ci路tra路tion, noun

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How to use recalcitrate in a sentence

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

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