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recalcitrant (adj) – 1. Stubbornly resistant to or defiant of authority or guidance.
2. Difficult to manage or deal with.
3. Resistant to chemical decomposition; decomposing extremely slowly.

(noun) – A recalcitrant person.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1823, from French r?calcitrant, literally “kicking back” (17-18 century), past participle of recalcitrare “to kick back; be inaccessible,” from re- “back” + Latin calcitrare “to kick,” from calx (genitive calcis) “heel”. Used from 1797 as a French word in English.