Synonyms and Antonyms of recalcitrant
- The manager worried that the recalcitrant employee would try to undermine his authority.
adamant, adamantine, dogged, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inflexible, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, peevish, pertinacious, pigheaded, rigid, self-willed, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding
- a recalcitrant dog sent to obedience school
out of hand
Synonym Discussion of recalcitrant
- unruly children
- ungovernable rage
- intractable opponents of the hazardous-waste dump
- special schools for refractory children
- acts of sabotage by a recalcitrant populace
- a willful disregard for the rights of others
- a headstrong young cavalry officer
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