Marked by a stubborn unwillingness to obey authority.
* 1908 , , "In Trust" in The Hermit and the Wild Woman and Other Stories :
* 1914 , , "Death at the Excelsior":
- His nimble fancy was recalcitrant to mental discipline.
* 1959 June 8, "
- There was something in her manner so reminiscent of the school teacher reprimanding a recalcitrant pupil that Mr. Snyder's sense of humor came to his rescue.
Kenya: The Hola Scandal," Time :
Unwilling to cooperate socially.
Difficult to deal with or to operate.
* 2003 , Robert G. Wetzel, Solar radiation as an ecosystem modulator'', in E. Walter Helbling, Horacio Zagarese (editors), ''UV Effects in Aquatic Organisms and Ecosystems ,
- Kenya's official "Cowan Plan," named after a colonial prison administrator, decreed that recalcitrant prisoners "be manhandled to the site and forced to carry out the task."
* 2004 , Derek W. Urwin, Germany: From Geographical Expression to Regional Accommodation'', in (editor), ''Regions and Regionalism in Europe ,
- The more labile organic constituents of complex dissolved and particulate organic matter are commonly hydrolyzed and metabolized more rapidly than more recalcitrant organic compounds that are less accessible enzymatically.
* 2006 , Janet Pierrehumbert, Syllable structure and word structure: a study of triconsonantal clusters in English'', in Patricia A. Keating (editor), ''Phonological Structure and Phonetic Form ,
- The Hansa had no legal status, independent finances or a common institutional framework, while the major weapon against recalcitrant members (or opponents) was the threat of embargo.
* 2010 , Brian J. Hall, John C. Hall, Sauer's Manual of Skin Diseases ,
- Particularly recalcitrant examples which made it impossible to remove actual words while maintaining the balance of the set were resolved by altering a consonant in the base word to create a new base form.
Not viable for an extended period; damaged by drying or freezing.
- However, when a clinician is faced with a more recalcitrant case, it is important to remember to ask the patient whether psychological, social, or occupational stress might be contributing to the activity of the skin disorder.
* (stubbornly unwilling to obey authority) argumentative, disobedient
* (difficult to operate or deal with) stubborn, unruly
* (stubbornly unwilling to obey authority) compliant, obedient
* (difficult to operate or deal with) amenable, cooperative, eager
* (not viable for long period) orthodox
A person who is recalcitrant.
Conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.
* See also
Possibly due to the similar sounding (and utterly different in meaning) hottie'', ''haughty has become rare in some parts of North America.