Having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline, unwilling to obey orders or to do what should be done.
1. I have a classroom of recalcitrant teenagers, they dont really want to be in class, they want to rebel.
2. The public are recalcitrant about the new regulations because they feel that they're unfair.
3. A recalcitrant boss refuses to listen to the union representative's proposal.