adjective re·ni·tent \ˈre-nə-tənt, ri-ˈnī-tənt\

Definition of RENITENT

:  resisting physical pressure
:  resisting constraint or compulsion :  recalcitrant

Origin of RENITENT

French or Latin; French rénitent, from Latin renitent-, renitens, present participle of reniti to resist, from re- + niti to strive — more at nisus
First Known Use: 1701

Rhymes with RENITENT


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July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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