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- n. The state of being recalcitrant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Refusal of submission; obstinate noncompliance or nonconformity; refractoriness.
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- n. the trait of being unmanageable
In use since at least 1856 (Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, published 1985). (Wiktionary)