What is the opposite of acquiescent?

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Opposite of receiving or enduring without offering resistance
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Opposite of accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance
Adjective
Opposite of accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
Adjective
Opposite of willing or prone to give way to the influence of others
“We must be intransigent in our stance against any form of discrimination.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by resignation or acceptance
Adjective
Opposite of prepared to obey others unquestioningly
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Opposite of conforming to standards of good behaviour
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Opposite of willing to agree to something
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Opposite of lacking in confidence, assertiveness or self-assurance
“It has also been suggested that consumers who complain tend to be more self-confident and assertive.”
Adjective
Opposite of giving permission, or predisposed to give it
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of easily influenced by feelings or emotions
Adjective
Opposite of failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness or indolence
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Opposite of accepting pains or hardships calmly or without complaint
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Opposite of willing to be of assistance
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Opposite of domesticated, compliant
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Opposite of eager or obliging in nature
“For the first few weeks, Janet felt like an unwilling participant in the gym.”
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Opposite of having good manners and conforming to standards of respectful behaviour
“His master and friends all said he was a naughty boy, prone to having fits of temper tantrums.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or pertaining to an amicable, kindly disposition
Adjective
Opposite of ready, eager, or prepared to do something
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