undocile

adjective

un·​doc·​ile ˌən-ˈdä-səl How to pronounce undocile (audio)
 also  -ˌsī(-ə)l,
 especially British  -ˈdō-ˌsī(-ə)l
: not obedient or submissive : not docile
Far from fomenting strikes and rebellions, unions and labor leaders have frequently tried to prevent or contain them, while the drive to extend these struggles has often come from a most undocile rank and file.Jeremy Brecher

Word History

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undocile was in 1632

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“Undocile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undocile. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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