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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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I identify two types of maladaptation: recalcitrance, a type of state holdout problem, and backlash, or states reversing course to subvert sustainability initiatives of surrounding states.
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).
Both give credit to representational recalcitrance as well as to representational compliancy; both make room for the inexplicable by not presuming to present it.
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.
the recalcitrance of humankind, the difficulty of deciphering history's purposes, and the importance of husbanding American power.
Whatever his motivation, his recalcitrance relating to WTO rules sends the worst possible signal at the worst possible time to Russia's wary trading partners.
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.
In 'Synge and Irish modernism', Gregory Dobbins, after reflecting on the subject, concludes that Synge's notice of Irish rural recalcitrance to modernization, and his approval of it, are the qualities that entitle him to be seen as a forerunner of full-blooded modernists like Joyce, Beckett, and Flare10'Brien.
Yet another reason for pursuing the Indo- Pak dialogue is perhaps the sheer compulsion of the process: Having decided to initiate a dialogue despite Pakistan's recalcitrance, and having once spelt out internally why this ought to be done, the idea gains momentum through both official and unofficial contacts.
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.
your recalcitrance, when all you have is mounting a defense against