recalcitrant - Dictionary definition and meaning for word recalcitrant
re+calcit(looks like calcite)+rant...as we know calcite is a hard mineral found in calcium carbonate which forms the major part of rocks, chalk and marble, is hard to break and likewise a recalcitrant person is also stubborn.
re+calci(calculator->calculate)+trant....so imagine a person who has made a mistake in calculations using a calci and is unwilling to re-calculate...it shows he is STUBBORN
recalcitant : recall+reluctant..boss asked me to call ad guy again but i didn't obey him,i was reluctant.(unwilling to obey)
Think "Recalc it Rant" or someone who does not want to recalculate anything
calcis are not allowed in exams. but imaging a person smuggling them in even though he has been punished before
Real + Ca(Hindi) + Irritant => Recalcitrant. Means those who irritate authority by resisting them again and again
and any one who resist to authority is consisdered as disobedient person
Rec And Al are two shitting(Cit) ant and rat(Rant) and are difficult to control and manage,and they are stubborn too
recalcitrant = recal(recall)+ cit(site) + rant(rent); need recall to please the minister over telephone to get the site in rent as he is stubborn in any matter wants proper clarification.
reluctant to sit