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recalcitrant

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adjective
  • obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage [Princeton Review]
  • resisting authority or discipline; disobedient [Barron]
  • obstinately defiant of authority or restraint [Taisha]
  • disobedient [Nandigam]

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