renitent

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Latin renītēns, present participle of renītor (resist, struggle)

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renitent (comparative more renitent, superlative most renitent)

  1. resistant to physical pressure; unyielding
    1987. "I could see the renitent surface under my feet and the mossy walls about me". The Urth of the New Sun, Chapter 6. Gene Wolfe
  2. resistant to compulsion; recalcitrant

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Adjective[edit]

renitent (comparative renitenter, superlative am renitentesten)

  1. renitent
    • 2009, Informationsstelle Militarisierung, Invitation to the IMI congress in 2009
      Westliche Sicherheits- und Militärstrategien […] fordern […] die weltweite und kontinuierliche Interventionsfähigkeit sowohl gegen feindliche Armeen als auch gegen renitente Bevölkerungsgruppen.
      Western security and military strategies […] demand […] the worldwide and continuous ability to intervene, against enemy armies as well as against renitent citizen groups.

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renitent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of reniteō