Definition of Recalcitrate

1. Verb. Show strong objection or repugnance; manifest vigorous opposition or resistance; be obstinately disobedient. "The Democratic senators recalcitrated against every proposal from the Republican side"

Generic synonyms: Defend, Fight, Fight Back, Fight Down, Oppose
Derivative terms: Recalcitrance



Definition of Recalcitrate

1. v. t. To kick against; to show repugnance to; to rebuff.

2. v. i. To kick back; to kick against anything; hence, to express repugnance or opposition.

Medical Definition of Recalcitrate

1. To kick against; to show repugnance to; to rebuff. "The more heartily did one disdain his disdain, and recalcitrate his tricks." (De Quincey) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Recalcitrate

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1. Memoir of George Edward Lynch Cotton, D.D., Bishop of Calcutta, and by Sophia Anne Cotton, George Edward Lynch Cotton (1871)
"The policy has hitherto been to lop off the heads of the tallest poppies, to get rid of those who might possibly recalcitrate against our rule ; but now it ..."

2. A Short Account of the Lives of the Bishops of Calcutta, Gathered from Their by William Crawford Bromehead (1876)
"The policy has hitherto been to lop off the heads of the tallest poppies, to get rid of those who might possibly recalcitrate, against our rule ; but it is ..."

3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"Whilst in Europe the same classes sometimes recalcitrate even against the supreme power, the American submits without a murmur to the authority of the ..."

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