Part of speech:
Obstinately bent on having one's own way:
Not obedient; refusing or failing to obey; insubordinate; refractory
The definition of headstrong is someone who is stubborn, likes things his own way, imposes his opinion or is unyielding in his opinions and beliefs.
Hard to control, restrain, or keep in order; disobedient, disorderly, etc.
Capable of being tested, adjudged, or brought to judgment.
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
Capable of, offering, or showing resistance. Often used in combination:
Stubborn is defined as being unwilling to change your opinion or stance, in spite of good reasons to.
Difficult to manage, control, or treat:
Opposing any kind of control; defiant
(Electronics) Exhibiting no gain or contributing no energy:
Inclined to make trouble; unruly.
Resistant to authority or discipline; recalcitrant.
Difficult to manage, deal with, or change to an acceptable condition:
Without law; not regulated by the authority of law
The definition of obstreperous is someone that is noisy and hard to control.
Not inhabited or farmed:
Marked by defiance
A group of organisms ranking above a family and below a class.
Not submitting to discipline or control
Find another word for recalcitrant. In this page you can discover 35 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for recalcitrant, like: undisciplined, willful, defiant, disobedient, headstrong, unruly, amenable, compliant, docile, contumacious and disorderly.