recalcitrate

intransitive verb
re·​cal·​ci·​trate | \ -sə‧ˌtrāt, usually -āt+V \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of recalcitrate

1 : to kick back
2 : to protest or resist vigorously : show stubborn opposition

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History and Etymology for recalcitrate

Latin recalcitratus, past participle of recalcitrare to kick back

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“Recalcitrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recalcitrate. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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