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Meaning of recalcitrant

re•cal•ci•trant

Pronunciation: (ri-kal'si-trunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory.
  2. hard to deal with, manage, or operate.
—n.
  1. a recalcitrant person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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