Examples of recalcitrance in a Sentence
punished her recalcitrance by taking away her driving privileges
Recent Examples of recalcitrance from the Web
A new report from Der Spiegel claims that Trump's display in a closed-door meeting with world leaders was a petulant child who chose recalcitrance and tempter tantrums over listening to anyone.
Spicer would seem to represent another effort to highlight the unusual nature of the White House press shop's recent recalcitrance.
Saul on the other hand, is another story, and his recalcitrance makes the show compelling for much the same reason.
Luke Kemp, a climate policy expert at Australian National University, suggests that other countries might choose to redouble their pursuit of cleaner energy in the face of recalcitrance from the Trump administration.
Eventually, weighing the benefits for residents of reduced noise against the owner’s recalcitrance to reduce hours, the council voted in favor of the owner’s proposal, 4-2-1.
Upon his return to Washington, Gilmore presented Lincoln with a report of Davis’s recalcitrance.
Over the years, Zeidel’s recalcitrance melted away.
Nonetheless, Hedilla and a small minority of activists, while not rebelling overtly, manifested their recalcitrance.
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First Known Use of recalcitrance
Synonymsbalkiness, contrariness, contumacy, defiance, frowardness, insubordination, intractability, obstreperousness, rebellion, rebelliousness, disobedience, refractoriness, unruliness, waywardness, willfulness
Antonymscompliance, obedience, submission, subordinateness, subordination, tractability, tractableness
Related Wordscivil disobedience, noncooperation; discourteousness, disrespect, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousness; doggedness, hardheadedness, mulishness, obduracy, obdurateness, obstinacy, obstinateness, peevishness, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, perversity, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness, tenaciousness, tenacity; knavery, mischievousness, naughtiness
Near Antonymsagreeability, amenability, amiability; slavishness, submissiveness, subservience, subserviency; trainability; deference, docility, dutifulness
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