Part of speech:
Difficult to treat or handle
Producing or tending to produce faction; causing dissension
Having a peevish nature; cranky.
Designating or of a faction in revolt against the leadership of a political party
Of, pertaining to, or constituting mutiny.
The definition of recalcitrant is having behavior that is difficult to deal with and being uncooperative with authority.
Able to resist disease
Having the nature of a riot
Of, relating to, or having the nature of sedition:
Hard to control, restrain, or keep in order; disobedient, disorderly, etc.
Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
Refusing or failing to obey
Capable of, offering, or showing resistance. Often used in combination:
Belonging to a lower or inferior class or rank; secondary.
Find another word for insubordinate. In this page you can discover 24 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for insubordinate, like: disobedient, rebellious, defiant, dissentious, factious, fractious, insurgent, mutinous, recalcitrant, refractory and riotous.