These willfully ignorant, recalcitrant obstructionists are doing the country a tremendous service.
But Obama will have his work cut out for him in selling his solutions to a recalcitrant Congress.
The first hint of the double-toilet-style operations issues came as the recalcitrant fifth Olympic ring refused to open.
1823, from French récalcitrant, literally "kicking back" (17c.-18c.), past participle of recalcitrare "to kick back; be inaccessible," from re- "back" (see re-) + Latin calcitrare "to kick," from calx (genitive calcis) "heel." Used from 1797 as a French word in English.