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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of being unmanageable

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In use since at least 1856 (Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, published 1985). (Wiktionary)

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