having an obstinately uncooperative attitude
toward authority or discipline.
“a class of recalcitrant fifteen-year-olds”
synonyms: uncooperative, intractable, obstreperous, truculent, insubordinate,
defiant, rebellious, willful, wayward, headstrong, self-willed, contrary, perverse, difficult
“Amy was unprepared to deal with three recalcitrant stepchildren”
noun: recalcitrant; plural noun: recalcitrants
a person with an obstinately uncooperative attitude.
Can I get a “HELL YEAH”?!
This describes me as well as Bohemian did, except I’m 60, not 15. (Stunted maturity? Naaah! Just independent, free-thinking and obdurate.) Don’t try and tell me what to do, how to do it, when to it or not to do it and we’ll get along just fine. 😀 If I should happen to agree with your stipulations, then life is good. If not, get ready for some serious expostulations. (Ooh, another good word! 😀 )
Who’s with me?
More Rebel music HERE
RECALCITRANT stems from Latin recalcitrant– ‘kicking out with the heels,’
from the verb recalcitrare, based on calx, calc- ‘heel.’
[This must be where the phrase “digging in your heels”, meaning “stubborn” comes from, don’t you think?]
Any fellow rebels out there? Show me your recalcitrant selves. 🙂
Looking forward to your comments!