Calcitrant Cal"ci*trant, a. [L. calcitrans, p. pr. of calcitrare to kick, fr. calx, calcis, heel.] Kicking. Hence: Stubborn; refractory. [1913 Webster]

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  • Calcĭtrant — (v. lat.), s.u. Calcitriren …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Calcitrant — Calcitrant, aus dem lat., hintenausschlagend, widerspänstig; davon Calcitration, calcitriren …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • calcitrant — 1866, from L. calcitrantem kicking (see RECALCITRANT (Cf. recalcitrant)). Pedantic humor …   Etymology dictionary

  • calcitrant — adj. stubborn, obstinate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calcitrant — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Calcitrate — Cal ci*trate, v. t. & i. [L. calcitratus, p. p. of calcitrare. See {Calcitrant}.] To kick. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calcitriren — (v. lat.), mit den Füßen hintenausschlagen, sich sträuben, widerspenstig sein; daher Calcitrant, ungeberdig, widerspenstig, u. Calcitration, Widerspenstigkeit …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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