Definition of recalcitrance:
Synonyms for recalcitrance:
contumacy, frowardness, rebellion, balkiness, waywardness, disorderliness, unmanageableness, obstreperousness, refractoriness, contempt, obstinateness, resist, intractability, fractiousness, order, willfulness, untowardness, intractableness, unruliness, peace, control, unmanageability, indocility, ungovernableness, recalcitrancy, uncontrollableness, despite, contrariness, wildness, uncontrollability.
- "Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic", Henri Bergson.
- "A Christmas Garland", Max Beerbohm.
A trace of recalcitrance at the beginning- for it was his opinion that Miss Boyson, like most American women, talked decidedly too much- gave way to close attention, then to astonishment, and finally to a very animated observation of Miss Floyd's slender person as she sat a yard or two from him on the other side of the car, laughing, frowning, or chattering with Roger.- "Marriage à la mode", Mrs. Humphry Ward.