Recalcitrant [ rɪˈkalsɪtr(ə)nt ] = अड़ियल
In Latin , ‘Re’ means ‘back’ and ‘calcitrare’ means ‘to kick’
So the word Recalcitrate means ‘to kick back’ .
Now a days we’re using the word RECALCITRANT to refer to a person who is difficult to handle or deal with . The individual does not like to be told to do things, and as a result, seldom obeys orders. He remains defiant.
Note: This word can also be used with things.
Examples : 1. It’s time to take action on recalcitrant students
- I find Shubham a recalcitrant person.
These recalcitrant obstructionists are doing the country a tremendous service.