Recalcitrant in a sentence

10 example sentences for Recalcitrant

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Recalcitrant - Definition


»  stubborn


Use Recalcitrant in a sentence


  • Despite being offered treats by his parents, the little boy was still recalcitrant about doing his homework.

  • Because of its two recalcitrant members, the committee got very little work done.

  • The recalcitrant teenager gets into trouble every day.

  • Since his recalcitrant client was not following instructions, the lawyer had a hard time preparing a solid defense.

  • Over time, the hopeless soldiers became recalcitrant and refused to follow orders.



  • Training the recalcitrant puppy was quite a challenge.

  • After the economy soured, the president fired his recalcitrant advisers.

  • Our recalcitrant boss refuses to listen to the union representative’s proposal.

  • Annette is so recalcitrant that every discussion we have turns into an argument.

  • Learning nothing from the second-chance boot camp, the recalcitrant youth ended up in prison.


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Recalcitrant Synonyms


stubborn, defiant, rebellious, disobedient, resistant, unwilling, noncompliant, unruly


Recalcitrant Antonyms


compliant, obedient, amenable, ruly


Related Forms


recalcitrance (noun), recalcitrancy (noun),


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