noncompliant

To be noncompliant is to be defiant and resistant to authority.

When someone is compliant, they go along with what others — especially people in authority — want them to do. When someone is noncompliant, they resist authority. A child refusing to do homework or chores is being noncompliant. A citizen ignoring a police officer's request is being noncompliant. An actor telling a director to get lost is being noncompliant. Sometimes it’s good to be noncompliant, like when Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus.

Definitions of noncompliant
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adj boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

Synonyms:
defiant
insubordinate, resistant, resistive
disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
obstreperous
noisily and stubbornly defiant
recalcitrant
marked by stubborn resistance to authority
difficult, unmanageable
hard to control
disobedient
not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
insubordinate
not submissive to authority
intractable
not tractable; difficult to manage or mold
unwilling
not disposed or inclined toward
Antonyms:
compliant
disposed or willing to comply
amenable, conformable
disposed or willing to comply
lamblike
like a lamb in meekness and gentleness
nonresistant
offering no resistance
manageable
capable of being managed or controlled
obedient
dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority
manipulable, tractable
easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
willing
disposed or inclined toward
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n a person who refuses to comply

Synonyms:
balker, baulker
Types:
negativist
someone who refuses to do what is asked or does the opposite of what is asked
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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