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stubbornly resistant to authority or control

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marked by stubborn resistance to authority

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Not surprisingly, Oeppen and Vaupel (2002) also criticized the SSA, but their concern was that the SSA had "recalcitrantly assumed that life expectancy will increase slowly and not much further" (p.
On precisely this point Henrich's work evinces its importance: Henrich has managed to write, and Pacini to edit, a book which has met two recalcitrantly opposed criteria--the detail and intricacy of a specialized study and the broad historical significance of an introductory study.
And some patients may just be recalcitrantly unconscientious because of a weakness in their character.
Most railroad unions, meanwhile, remained recalcitrantly racist.
One reason for the difficulty of Nostromo is Conrad's determination to let rhetoric and generalization be confronted and subverted by the recalcitrantly concrete actualities of history and society.
Porphyria enters the poem as the dominant partner, the maker and doer, while her sullen lover is silent and recalcitrantly passive.
But in Zammito's study we find only a handful of scattered remarks on pleasure, such as the following: 'If, as I infer, the object of transcendental explanation is to transpose into a cognitive key all (or as much as possible) of human experience, then to find any rendering of pleasure--for Kant the most recalcitrantly irrational component of that experience--in a transcendental form must have been an extremely heady accomplishment, and one that would indeed confirm Kant in his view of the aptness of his system' (p.63).