• WordNet 3.6
    • v recalcitrate show strong objection or repugnance; manifest vigorous opposition or resistance; be obstinately disobedient "The Democratic senators recalcitrated against every proposal from the Republican side"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Recalcitrate To kick against; to show repugnance to; to rebuff. "The more heartily did one disdain his disdain, and recalcitrate his tricks."
    • v. i Recalcitrate To kick back; to kick against anything; hence, to express repugnance or opposition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • recalcitrate To show repugnance or resistance to something; refuse submission or compliance; be refractory.
    • recalcitrate To kick against; show repugnance or opposition to.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Recalcitrate to show repugnance
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In literature:

Summons after summons was despatched to the recalcitrant vassal.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
This support made Oscar recalcitrant to any influence I might have had over him.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
He need not trouble himself as had his predecessors about recalcitrant and scheming nobles.
"A Short History of France" by Mary Platt Parmele
The Democrats and Populists were especially recalcitrant.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
It was the recalcitrant, the defiant, the professing sinner upon whom she concentrated her energies.
"The Black Pearl" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
Why should he not bring all its cold and recalcitrant members up to his own level of insight?
"Winds Of Doctrine" by George Santayana
I am very sorry, the more so as Mabrook is recalcitrant.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
Casualties on the way or delay caused by a recalcitrant mule were a constant nightmare, but Lieut.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
He dismissed the recalcitrants promptly; but when it became a question of obtaining substitutes, it was not so easy.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
The day of the Upcott visit came, and, in spite of all recalcitrance, Roger was made to mount the motor beside his wife.
"Marriage à la mode" by Mrs. Humphry Ward

In news:

A recalcitrant Saratoga Springs housing official doubled down on his defense that a scathing state review of his agency was misguided and may have been factually inaccurate.
President Obama's order deferring deportation of up to 800,000 young illegal immigrants shows a president dealing with a recalcitrant Congress by ignoring it.
Consider the plight of a gardener struggling with a recalcitrant tangle of garden hose.
Hepatic metastases remain a lethal and recalcitrant problem in the management of malignant disease, and the review by Drs.
Owens camp raps Doheny on Medicare recalcitrance .
The ultimate winner will get to face down world leaders and recalcitrant Congressmen and to pose every November with a large turkey (the gobble-gobble kind).
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd, India's top drugmaker by sales, said it has launched Absorica, a drug used to treat recalcitrant acne , in the United States.
The Chicago Architectural Club and the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects go on with a show of schemes from the design community, despite the university's recalcitrance.
Recalcitrant nobles have to be rallied and mobilized.
A shiver of hope ran through snack-loving Americans on Tuesday, as Hostess Brands made a last- ditch effort to negotiate with its recalcitrant "partners" in the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union.
A shiver of hope ran through snack-loving Americans on Tuesday, as Hostess Brands made a last-ditch effort to negotiate with its recalcitrant "partners" in the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union.
Say goodbye to the drama of clinkety-clank cardboard boxes on recalcitrant wheels and learn how to score a sleeker suitcase for your next trip.

In science:

This limit approach (to various structures and logics) is particularly recalcitrant, as algebraic and denability preserving problems may occur together or separately.
Domain closure conditions and definability preservation
In case any recalcitrant youngster happens to inquire about one of the verboten interpretations, there is always the second blow: That interpretation is merely philosophical bias, and therefore no part of physics.
Quantum Theory: Interpretation Cannot be Avoided