Part of speech:
Opposed; contradictory; inconsistent.
Refusing to change one's mind or course of action despite pressure to do so; unyielding or resolute.
Persisting in error or fault; stubbornly contrary
(Elec.) Of, generating, or charged with negative electricity
Resisting remedy or treatment
Having an ugly or mean disposition
The definition of refractory is stubborn or hard to manage, or heat resistant.
Deviating from what is desired, expected, or required, especially in being disobedient or in gratifying one's own inclinations:
Done in cooperation with others:
Not easy to please, satisfy, or manage:
Not easily controlled; stubbornly willful; contrary
Given to acting in opposition to others
Providing or having to do with support
stopping short and refusing to go on
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