renitency
noun Date: 1613 resistance, opposition

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  • renitency — index conflict, reaction (opposition), reluctance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Renitency — Renitence Re*ni tence (r? n? tens), Renitency Re*ni ten*cy ( te s?), n. [Cf. F. r[ e]nitence.] The state or quality of being renitent; resistance; reluctance. Sterne. [1913 Webster] We find a renitency in ourselves to ascribe life and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • renitency — See renitence. * * * …   Universalium

  • renitency — Synonyms and related words: antagonism, antipathy, averseness, aversion, backlash, backwardness, challenge, clashing, collision, combative reaction, complaint, conflict, confutation, contradiction, contraposition, contrariety, counteraction,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • renitency — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act of resisting: opposition, renitence, resistance. See RESIST …   English dictionary for students

  • renitency — n. 1. Resistance (of solid bodies to pressure), opposition, antagonism. 2. Reluctance, moral resistance, disinclination …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • renitency — ren·i·ten·cy …   English syllables

  • renitency — …   Useful english dictionary

  • renitent — renitency, renitence, n. /ri nuyt nt, ren i teuhnt/, adj. 1. resisting pressure; resistant. 2. persistently opposing; recalcitrant. [1695 1705; < L renitent (s. of renitens), prp. of reniti to resist, equiv. to re RE + nit(i) to strive, make an… …   Universalium

  • Renitence — Re*ni tence (r? n? tens), Renitency Re*ni ten*cy ( te s?), n. [Cf. F. r[ e]nitence.] The state or quality of being renitent; resistance; reluctance. Sterne. [1913 Webster] We find a renitency in ourselves to ascribe life and irritability to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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