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Choosing not to atone for one's crimes.
The recalcitrant bastard child fleed from the authorities.
by Larstait November 14, 2003
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Being obstinately uncooperative toward authority.
Having a very uncooperative attitude.
Don't be recalcitrant Kevin. You know it brings out the worst in me.
- Crowley
by FlowerDoctor June 23, 2018
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Something people say to feel smart and superior. Also not the best insult to use in a rap battle.
"How dare that recalcitrant bunch question my authority."
by GBSausage July 09, 2018
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