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recalcitrance (n.)

"refusal of submission, obstinate noncompliance or nonconformity," 1845, from French récalcitrance or a native formation from recalcitrant + -ance.

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Definitions of recalcitrance from WordNet

recalcitrance (n.)
the trait of being unmanageable;
Synonyms: refractoriness / unmanageableness / recalcitrancy
From wordnet.princeton.edu