recalcitrant

  • 1récalcitrant — récalcitrant, ante [ rekalsitrɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • 1696; h. 1551; de recalcitrer « résister avec opiniâtreté » (1120); lat. recalcitrare « ruer », de calx, calcis « talon » 1 ♦ Qui résiste avec opiniâtreté, entêtement. Cheval, mulet… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2recalcitrant — RECALCITRÁNT, Ă, recalcitranţi, te, adj. Care se opune, care nu se lasă convins; încăpăţânat, îndărătnic, nesupus. – Din fr. récalcitrant. Trimis de claudia, 08.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  RECALCITRÁNT adj. 1. v. încăpăţânat. 2. v. indisciplinat.… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3récalcitrant — récalcitrant, ante (ré kal si tran, tran t ) adj. Qui résiste avec humeur, opiniâtreté. •   Puisque aujourd hui votre humeur pétulante Vous rend l âme aux leçons un peu récalcitrante, REGNARD le Joueur, I, 10. •   Sitôt qu il [un malade du… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4recalcitrant — I adjective balky, callous, contrary, contumacious, defiant, disobedient, fractious, hardened, headstrong, immovable, insubordinate, intractable, mulish, mutinous, noncooperative, obstinate, obstreperous, opposing, oppugnant, pervicacious,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5recalcitrant — (adj.) 1823, from Fr. récalcitrant, lit. kicking back (17c. 18c.), pp. of recalcitrare to kick back, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + L. calcitrare to kick, from calx (gen. calcis) heel. Used from 1797 as a French word in English. Verb… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6recalcitrant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ obstinately uncooperative. ► NOUN ▪ a recalcitrant person. DERIVATIVES recalcitrance noun recalcitrantly adverb. ORIGIN from Latin recalcitrare kick out with the heels …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7recalcitrant — [ri kal′si trənt] adj. [L recalcitrans, prp. of recalcitrare, to kick back (in LL, to disobey) < re , back + calcitrare, to kick < calx, heel: see CALCAR] 1. refusing to obey authority, custom, regulation, etc.; stubbornly defiant 2. hard… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8Recalcitrant — Re*cal ci*trant (r[ e]*k[a^]l s[i^]*trant), a. [L. recalcitrans, p. pr. of recalcitrare to kick back; pref. re re + calcitrare to kick, fr. calx heel. Cf. {Inculcate}.] Kicking back; recalcitrating; hence, showing repugnance or opposition;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9recalcitrant — refractory, intractable, headstrong, willful, *unruly, ungovernable Analogous words: rebellious, *insubordinate, factious, contumacious: *obstinate, stubborn: resisting, opposing, withstanding (see RESIST) Antonyms: amenable (sense 2) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10recalcitrant — [adj] disobedient, uncontrollable contrary, contumacious, defiant, fractious, indomitable, insubmissive, insubordinate, intractable, obstinate, opposing, radical, rebellious, refractory, resistant, resisting, stubborn, undisciplinable,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11recalcitrant — adjective Etymology: Late Latin recalcitrant , recalcitrans, present participle of recalcitrare to be stubbornly disobedient, from Latin, to kick back, from re + calcitrare to kick, from calc , calx heel Date: 1843 1. obstinately defiant of… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12RÉCALCITRANT — ANTE. adj. Qui résiste avec humeur, avec opiniâtreté. Un caractère, un esprit recalcitrant. Une humeur récalcitrante. Il s est montré bien récalcitrant.   Il s emploie quelquefois substantivement. Il y avait parmi eux quelques récalcitrants.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13Recalcitrant — Stubborn. For example, a recalcitrant case of pneumonia stubbornly resists treatment. * * * re·cal·ci·trant ri kal sə trənt adj not responsive to treatment <severe recalcitrant psoriasis> <recalcitrant warts> …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14recalcitrant — [[t]rɪkæ̱lsɪtrənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone or something as recalcitrant, you mean that they are unwilling to obey orders or are difficult to deal with. [FORMAL] King William moved rapidly to establish Norman power over a …

    English dictionary

  • 15recalcitrant — re•cal•ci•trant [[t]rɪˈkæl sɪ trənt[/t]] adj. 1) resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant: a recalcitrant prisoner[/ex] 2) hard to deal with, manage, or operate 3) a recalcitrant person • Etymology: 1835–45; < L recalcitrant …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16recalcitrant — recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, n. /ri kal si treuhnt/, adj. 1. resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory. 2. hard to deal with, manage, or operate. n. 3. a recalcitrant person. [1835 45; < L recalcitrant (s. of&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 17recalcitrant — re|cal|ci|trant [ rı kælsıtrənt ] adjective 1. ) FORMAL refusing to obey orders: a recalcitrant child 2. ) not operating or acting the way you want and therefore difficult to deal with: a recalcitrant computer ╾ re|cal|ci|trance noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18recalcitrant — [19] People who are recalcitrant are etymologically ‘kicking back’ against whatever restrains or upsets them. The word was borrowed from French récalcitrant, a descendant of the present participle of Latin recalcitrāre ‘kick back’. This was a&#8230; …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19recalcitrant — [rɪ kalsɪtr(ə)nt] adjective obstinately uncooperative. noun a recalcitrant person. Derivatives recalcitrance noun recalcitrantly adverb Origin C19: from L. recalcitrant , recalcitrare kick out with the heels , based on calx, calc heel …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20recalcitrant — [19] People who are recalcitrant are etymologically ‘kicking back’ against whatever restrains or upsets them. The word was borrowed from French récalcitrant, a descendant of the present participle of Latin recalcitrāre ‘kick back’. This was a&#8230; …

    Word origins