Renitent

Re*ni"tent

(-tent), a. [L. renitens, -entis, p. pr. of renit to strive or struggle against, resist; pref. re- re- + niti to struggle or strive: cf. F. rnitent.] 1. Resisting pressure or the effect of it; acting against impulse by elastic force. "[Muscles] soft and yet renitent." Ray.
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2. Persistently opposed.
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