Synonyms for recalcitrant

Synonyms for (adjective) recalcitrant

Synonyms: recalcitrant

Definition: marked by stubborn resistance to authority

Usage: the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators

Similar words: defiant, noncompliant

Definition: boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

Usage: brought up to be aggressive and defiant; a defiant attitude


Synonyms: fractious, recalcitrant, refractory

Definition: stubbornly resistant to authority or control

Usage: a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness; a refractory child

Similar words: disobedient

Definition: not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

Usage: disobedient children