recalcitrate

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

recalcitrate ‎(third-person singular simple present recalcitrates, present participle recalcitrating, simple past and past participle recalcitrated)

  1. To kick back; to kick against anything.
  2. (by extension) To express repugnance or opposition.
    • De Quincey
      The more heartily did one disdain his disdain, and recalcitrate his tricks.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

recalcitrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of recalcitrō