renitent


re·ni·tent

adjective \ˈre-nə-tənt, ri-ˈnī-tənt\

Definition of RENITENT

1
:  resisting physical pressure
2
:  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

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