HyperDic: recusant

English > 3 senses of the word recusant:
ADJECTIVEallrecusant, dissentient(of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
allrecusantrefusing to submit / submit to authority
NOUNperson recusant, nonconformistsomeone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
English > recusant: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England.
Synonymdissentient
Broaderunorthodoxbreaking with convention or tradition
Spanishrecusante
Catalanrecusant
Nounsrecusancyrefusal to submit to established authority
recusantsomeone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
English > recusant: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningrefusing to submit / submit to authority.
Example"the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate"- Mary W.Williams
Broaderdisobedientnot obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
Spanishrecusante, separatista
Nounsrecusancyrefusal to submit to established authority
recusantsomeone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
Verbsrecusedisqualify oneself (as a judge) in a particular case
English > recusant: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct.
Synonymnonconformist
Narrowerbeatnik, beatA member of the beat generation
bohemianA nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
enfant terribleA person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others
hereticA person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field / field (not merely religion)
maverick, rebelsomeone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
Broaderdissenter, dissident, protester, objector, contestantA person who dissents from some established policy
Oppositeconformistsomeone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
Spanishinconformista
Catalaninconformista, recusant
Adjectivesrecusantrefusing to submit / submit to authority
recusant(of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England

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