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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
MILIBAND: Well I haven't used the word recalcitrance and the word under contribution is sometimes applied to countries which are actually increasing their troop numbers.
Joint Press conference with Minister for Defence, Joel Fitzgibbon, UK Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, and UK Defence Secretary, John Hutton - Transcript - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Under the order, jurors in the trial will be instructed that they can draw negative inferences — such as that Arab Bank knowingly aided terrorists — from the bank 's "recalcitrance" in producing the documents.
Judge Gershon said Arab Bank should be punished to stop it from gaining an unfair advantage from its " recalcitrance " to produce the records.
The avant-garde, therefore, has little choice but to cultivate a kind of recalcitrance in the face of its own potential successes, doing its best, wherever possible, to test the limits of such tolerant approval.
Judge Gershon said Arab Bank should be punished to stop it from gaining an unfair advantage from its "recalcitrance" to produce the records.
He said he was pessimistic about current peace prospects, partly because Israel continued to build settlements -- but also because of the Palestinian leadership's "recalcitrance" in insisting on a total settlement freeze and its rejection of Israel's partial settlement freeze as sufficient grounds to restart talks.
However, he says, it still makes sense to speak of a certain "recalcitrance" in nature as it presently exists that resists the shape of the
A weak and compromised Democratic Party may struggle to take full advantage of these developments for a time and most Americans will suffer in the meantime, because GOP intransigence and Democratic recalcitrance will hurt our prospects for recovery and for visionary long-term problem-solving.
The trainer was frustrated with our recalcitrance but we refused to back down.
But after less than two years in office, the man has compiled a remarkable record of achievement in an atmosphere of recalcitrance and resistance, even in his own party: an economic stimulus that, if slow in solving the unemployment crisis, seems to be restoring prosperity to business, the return of responsibility to Wall Street, long-unregulated and out of control, a revitalized health plan, an effort to equalize the economic disparity between rich and poor.