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renitent

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

Definition of renitent

  1. 1 :  resisting physical pressure

  2. 2 :  resisting constraint or compulsion :  recalcitrant



Origin and Etymology 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

excitant, incitant


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