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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They briefly emerge as the explanation for the Terror, a period of necessary vigilance to wipe out such recalcitrants. The revisionists led by Furet give such opponents even fewer pages, deeming the actions of the Terror to arise from a delusion of the revolutionaries who imagined an opposition.
But the Euro-elitists saw these holdouts merely as temporary recalcitrants that they would eventually reel in.