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Another word for balky

  1. Given to acting in opposition to others

      1. Perverse; inimical.
      2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) Contrary; esp., perverse
      1. (Music) Moving in the opposite direction at a fixed interval:
      2. Opposed, as in character or purpose:
      3. Opposite in nature, order, direction, etc.; altogether different
      1. Requiring considerable effort or skill; not easy to do or accomplish:
      2. Not easy to endure; full of hardship or trouble; trying:
      3. Not easy to comprehend, solve, or explain:
      1. Stubbornly contrary and disobedient; obstinate.
      2. Not easily controlled; stubbornly willful; contrary
      3. (Archaic) Disobedient, contrary, unmanageable; difficult to deal with; with an evil disposition.
      1. Not capable of being endured, used, agreed to, etc. because disagreeable or unsuitable
      2. Not capable of being done easily or conveniently
      3. Extremely difficult to deal with or tolerate:
      1. Having an ugly or mean disposition
      2. Mean-spirited, disagreeable, and contrary in disposition; cantankerous.
      3. (Humorous, southern US) Mischievous, prankish, teasing, disagreeable but in a good way.
      1. Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable:
      2. Deviating from what is considered right or good; wrong, improper, etc. or corrupt, wicked, etc.; specif., sexually perverted
      3. Obstinately disobedient or difficult; intractable
      1. Insistent upon having one's own way; headstrong, willful, disobedient, etc.
      2. Difficult or impossible to manage, control, or keep in order:
      3. Deviating from what is desired, expected, or required, especially in being disobedient or in gratifying one's own inclinations:
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Another word for balky