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Related to renitent: reticent, complaisant, trepidant
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Synonyms for renitent

tending to resist, as an influence or idea

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Solothurner Zeitung, March 30, 2014; "Der gewalttatige Gotteskrieger aus Brugg," Tages-Anzeiger/Der Bund, March 27, 2014; "Er war renitent und unzufrieden," Blick, March 31, 2014.
If love, in its ability to embrace the wounded and disfigured, is to have its functionality within the discourse of a social contract brought into full amplitude, then Perkoff proposes that the "hard blows of love" are not simply that which must be endured with renitent generosity, but that which issues forth as an encompassing utterance of a tangible continuity.