Recalcitrance



[ri-kal-si-truh nt] /rɪˈkæl sɪ trənt/

adjective
1.
resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory.
2.
hard to deal with, manage, or operate.
noun
3.
a recalcitrant person.
/rɪˈkælsɪtrənt/
adjective
1.
not susceptible to control or authority; refractory
noun
2.
a recalcitrant person
n.

1845, from French récalcitrance or from recalcitrant + -ance.
adj.

1823, from French récalcitrant, literally “kicking back” (17c.-18c.), past participle of recalcitrare “to kick back; be inaccessible,” from re- “back” (see re-) + Latin calcitrare “to kick,” from calx (genitive calcis) “heel.” Used from 1797 as a French word in English.

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