Definition of recalcitrancy:
Synonyms for recalcitrancy:
defiance, wildness, recalcitrance, contempt, unmanageability, indocility, obstinacy, resist, uncontrollability, disorderliness, uncontrollableness, contumacy, intractability, despite, refractoriness, obstinateness, intractableness, order, peace, ungovernableness, obstreperousness, control, unruliness, unmanageableness, fractiousness, untowardness.
And thinking of the communities of women, he murmured as he hastened his steps: " Here is a surprising fact, which proves once more, the incomparable genius with which the Church is endowed; she has been able to bring into common life women who do not assassinate each other, and obey without recalcitrancy the orders of another woman- wonderful!- "En Route", J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans.
So that the sight of the maimed person might deter others from following this example of recalcitrancy, it was hoped that these cripples would not die, though in the imperfect surgery of the time they often did.- "Education: How Old The New", James J. Walsh.
- "The Martian", George Du Maurier.