[ri-nahyt-nt, ren-i-tuh nt]
resisting pressure; resistant.
persistently opposing; recalcitrant.
Origin of renitent
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Related Words for renitencebattle, check, combat, contention, counteraction, cover, defiance, detention, fight, friction, halting, hindrance, holding, impediment, intransigence, obstruction, opposition, protection, rebuff, refusal
Word Origin for renitent
C18: from Latin renītī to strive afresh, from re- + nītī to endeavour
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