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recalcitrant

adjective Poorly responsive to therapy; refractory

recalcitrant

adjective Poorly responsive to therapy

recalcitrant

Difficult to treat; resistant to commonly used treatments.
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In conclusion, biochemical recalcitrance and physicochemical protection both controlled the turnover rates of intermediate-stability organic carbon in the Andisols examined.
One of the most resonant signs of Irish cultural difference and civilizational anteriority, then, is the potato, which "seemed irrevocably connected to moral and political as well as economic characteristics that were expressed in Irish recalcitrance to capitalist development" (27).
Gipe predicts the Saudis' decision to "go solar" might prompt US and Canadian policymakers "to reconsider their recalcitrance toward the renewable revolution sweeping the globe.
Standing up to Republican recalcitrance on this and many other issues will require bringing to bear political pressure from the coalition that gave Mr.
Despite their grumbling and their recalcitrance, God feeds the weary escapees from Egypt with manna and quail.
We can exact a painful price on Tehran for its recalcitrance and avoid any blowback to our own economy, at least in the near term," Maloney said.
Since the recalcitrance of the Republican segment of Congress became fully apparent in April, markets have nevertheless assumed that ultimately fiscal conservatives would back down, allowing a raising of the debt ceiling for a reasonable political price.
For years researchers have sought better ways to break down the plant's defense system, and while substantial progress has been reported, recalcitrance remains a significant challenge.
For the NGO and social sciences communities and the military to persist in their outdated recalcitrance with regards to engaging in shared expertise is to remain shrouded in limited, ineffective, status quo thinking.
Yet eventually the resort opened despite Rocco's recalcitrance, while his generous assent to my philistine dream reconciled me to the presence of yet another transnational giant on our socially regressive island.
The president's recalcitrance was particularly infuriating to Egyptians, and puzzling to outsiders, because it came at the end of a day in which the regime's spokesmen had hinted at far more consequential change.
This type of recalcitrance also surfaced recently in Franklin County, Miss.