Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun recusant

1 sense of recusant

Sense 1
nonconformist, recusant -- (someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct)
       => dissenter, dissident, protester, objector, contestant -- (a person who dissents from some established policy)

Antonyms of adj recusant

2 senses of recusant

Sense 1
dissentient, recusant -- ((of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England)

INDIRECT (VIA unorthodox) -> orthodox -- (adhering to what is commonly accepted; "an orthodox view of the world")

Sense 2
recusant -- (refusing to submit to authority; "the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate"- Mary W.Williams)

INDIRECT (VIA disobedient) -> obedient -- (dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke)

Similarity of adj recusant

2 senses of recusant

Sense 1
dissentient, recusant -- ((of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England)
       => unorthodox (vs. orthodox) -- (breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle")

Sense 2
recusant -- (refusing to submit to authority; "the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate"- Mary W.Williams)
       => disobedient (vs. obedient) -- (not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children")

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