(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The disposition boldly to defy or resist authority or an opposing force: contempt, contumacy, defiance, despite, recalcitrancy. See RESIST. 2. The quality or condition of being unruly: disorderliness, fractiousness, indocil-ity, intractability, intractableness, obstinacy, obstinateness, obstreperousness, recalcitrancy, refractoriness, uncontrollability, uncontrolla-bleness, ungovernableness, unmanageability, unruliness, untowardness, wildness. See CONTROL, ORDER, PEACE, RESIST.

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