widerspenstig

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widerspenstig ‎(comparative widerspenstiger, superlative am widerspenstigsten)

  1. recalcitrant, renitent, rebellious, unruly, wayward, obstinate, unmanageable
    • 1893, Berthold Auerbach, Schwarzwälder Dorfgeschichten - Fünfter Band. - Kapitel 26
      Sie hörte es nur allzubald, denn der Bauer war rasend ob des widerspenstigen Sohnes. Niemand wagte zu widersprechen außer dem Dekan.

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