recalcitrant

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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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Wearing has always demonstrated a knack for simple yet effective ways of formalizing what would otherwise be recalcitrantly naturalistic material.
Although Lawrence wants blindness to be a metaphor for his new mode of consciousness, the text recalcitrantly reasserts the old metaphoric meaning of blindness.