AskDefine | Define recalcitrance

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recalcitrance n : the trait of being unmanageable [syn: refractoriness, unmanageableness, recalcitrancy]

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  1. The state of being recalcitrant.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

antagonism, antipathy, averseness, aversion, backlash, backwardness, bad blood, challenge, clashing, collision, combative reaction, competition, complaint, conflict, confutation, contempt, contradiction, contraposition, contrariety, contrariness, contumaciousness, contumacy, counteraction, counterposition, counterworking, crankiness, cross-purposes, crotchetiness, cursoriness, defiance, defiance of authority, demur, despite, deviation, disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement, disconformity, disinclination, disobedience, dispute, disrelish, dissension, dissent, dissentience, distaste, enmity, foot-dragging, fractiousness, friction, grudging consent, grudgingness, hostility, inaccordance, incongruity, inconsistency, incorrigibility, indisposedness, indisposition, indocility, indomitability, inimicalness, insuppressibility, interference, intractability, intractableness, irrepressibility, kick, lack of enthusiasm, lack of zeal, mutinousness, negativeness, negativism, nolition, noncompliance, nonconcurrence, nonconformance, nonconformism, nonconformity, noncooperation, nonobservance, objection, obstinacy, obstreperousness, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, originality, orneriness, passive resistance, perfunctoriness, perverseness, protest, reaction, rebuff, recalcitrancy, recalcitration, recoil, recusance, recusancy, refractoriness, refusal, reluctance, remonstrance, renitence, renitency, repellence, repellency, repercussion, repugnance, repulse, repulsion, resistance, restiveness, revolt, rivalry, shrewishness, slowness, stand, stubbornness, sulk, sulkiness, sulks, sullenness, swimming upstream, unconformity, uncontrollability, uncooperativeness, unenthusiasm, ungovernability, unmalleability, unmanageability, unmoldableness, unruliness, unsubmissiveness, untamableness, unwillingness, vying, wildness, withstanding
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