Recalcitration Re*cal`ci*tra"tion (r[-e]*k[a^]l"s[i^]*tr[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. A kicking back again; opposition; repugnance; refractoriness. [1913 Webster]

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  • recalcitration — index defiance, opposition, reaction (opposition) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • recalcitration — n. Opposition, repugnance, kicking back …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • recalcitration — re·cal·ci·tra·tion …   English syllables

  • recalcitration —  ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈtrāshən noun ( s) Etymology: recalcitrate + ion : a kicking back or against something : opposition, repugnance, refractoriness …   Useful english dictionary

  • recalcitrate — recalcitration, n. /ri kal si trayt /, v.i., recalcitrated, recalcitrating. to resist or oppose; show strong objection or repugnance. [1615 25; < L recalcitratus, ptp. of recalcitrare; see RECALCITRANT, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • defiance — I noun affront, challenge, contumacy, dare, daring, disobedience, disregard, disregard of orders, gage, impudence, impudency, insolence, insubmission, insubordination, insurgence, insurgency, insurrection, invitation to combat, mutiny,… …   Law dictionary

  • opposition — I noun antinomy, challenge, conflict, confutation, contention, contrariety, contrary action, contravention, counteraction, counterattack, counterplot, counterworking, denial, disagreement, disapprobation, disapproval, dissension, enmity,… …   Law dictionary

  • reaction — I (opposition) noun backfire, backlash, challenge, clash, conflict, contradiction, contrariety, countertendency, differences, disagreement, disapprobation, discountenance, expression of disapproval, objection, offset, polarity, protest, rebound,… …   Law dictionary

  • récalcitrer — ⇒RÉCALCITRER, verbe intrans. Vieilli A. Résister en ruant. Ce cheval ne fait que récalcitrer (Ac.). Cyprienne retenait sa jolie mule, qui récalcitrait sans cesse (FABRE, Mlle de Malavieille, 1865, p. 82). B. Au fig., littér. Ce ne fut pas… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • backfire — Synonyms and related words: backlash, backlashing, balefire, bang, beacon, beacon fire, blast, blaze, blow out, blow up, blowout, blowup, bonfire, boom, boomerang, bounce, bounce back, bound, bound back, burning ghat, burst, bust, campfire,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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