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Determined not to follow orders, advice, etc. but to do as one pleases
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  1. Determined not to follow orders, advice, etc. but to do as one pleases
  2. Determined to do as one pleases, and not as others want.
  3. Showing such determination
Not changing in response to argument or other influence; obstinate or intractable:
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  1. Not changing in response to argument or other influence; obstinate or intractable:
  2. Hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; stubbornly impenitent:
  3. Hardened against feeling; hardhearted:
Stubborn in adhering to wrong opinions, ideas, etc.; perverse
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  1. Stubborn in adhering to wrong opinions, ideas, etc.; perverse
  2. Having an obstinately (persistently, stubbornly) perverse/erroneous opinion or judgement.
  1. Grouchy, irritable; easily upset.
  2. In poor condition; apt to operate poorly
  3. Not in perfect mental working order; eccentric, peculiar.
(Music) Moving in the opposite direction at a fixed interval:
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  1. (Music) Moving in the opposite direction at a fixed interval:
  2. Adverse; unfavorable:
  3. Opposed, as in character or purpose:
Unsupported by a valid exception to requirements of a warrant; for example, unreasonable search and seizure.
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  1. Unsupported by a valid exception to requirements of a warrant; for example, unreasonable search and seizure.
  2. Having or showing little sense or judgment; not rational
  3. Not determined by reason; capricious; arbitrary; irrational.
Going somewhere not intended or desired:
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  1. Going somewhere not intended or desired:
  2. Deviating from what is desired, expected, or required, especially in being disobedient or in gratifying one's own inclinations:
  3. Conforming to no fixed rule or pattern; unpredictable; irregular; capricious; erratic
Overdue in payment:
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  1. Overdue in payment:
  2. Late or failing to pay a debt or other financial obligation, like a mortgage or loan.
  3. A person who fails to perform a legal or contractual obligation, or who is guilty of illegal or disorderly behavior.
(Law) Done with malice.
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  1. (Law) Done with malice.
  2. Having, showing, or caused by malice; spiteful; intentionally mischievous or harmful
  3. Having the nature of or resulting from malice; deliberately harmful; spiteful:
Characterized by, arising from, or subject to caprice; impulsive or unpredictable:
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  1. Characterized by, arising from, or subject to caprice; impulsive or unpredictable:
  2. Characterized by or resulting from caprice, inconsistency in feeling or purpose, a whim, or an unpredictable or impulsive behavior. See also arbitrary.
  3. Subject to caprices; tending to change abruptly and without apparent reason; erratic; flighty
(Obs.) Changed from a sound condition to an unsound one; spoiled; contaminated; rotten
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  1. (Obs.) Changed from a sound condition to an unsound one; spoiled; contaminated; rotten
  2. Deteriorated from the normal or standard
  3. Containing errors or alterations, especially ones that prevent proper understanding or use:
Having sunk below a former or normal condition, character, etc.; deteriorated
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  1. Having sunk below a former or normal condition, character, etc.; deteriorated
  2. Having declined, as in function or nature, from a former or original state:
  3. Morally corrupt; depraved
Morally bad; corrupt; perverted
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  1. Morally bad; corrupt; perverted
  2. Describing a person or action that is perverted or extremely wrong in a moral sense.
  3. Morally corrupt; perverted.
Shamefully wicked; vile and scandalous
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  1. Shamefully wicked; vile and scandalous
  2. Infamous; scandalous:
  3. Characterized by extremely brutal or cruel crimes; vicious.
Villainous; evil
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  1. Villainous; evil
  2. Lacking in conscience or moral principles; unscrupulous.
  3. (Theology) Holding an incorrect religious belief.
Soft or easily broken as because of decomposition; friable
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  1. Soft or easily broken as because of decomposition; friable
  2. Having a foul odor resulting from or suggestive of decay; putrid.
  3. Morally corrupt or despicable:
Dangerous or risky
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  1. Dangerous or risky
  2. Harmful to character or morality; corruptive:
  3. Of a risky nature; dangerous:
Appropriate to or characteristic of a villain:
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  1. Appropriate to or characteristic of a villain:
  2. Obnoxious, offensive or reprehensible in nature or behaviour; nefarious
  3. Highly unpleasant or annoying:
Extremely or irrationally stubborn; headstrong.
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  1. Extremely or irrationally stubborn; headstrong.
  2. Unreasonably stubborn.
  3. Blindly stubborn; headstrong
Not giving in readily; persistent; stubborn
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  1. Not giving in readily; persistent; stubborn
  2. Stubbornly persevering, steadfast.
  3. Stubbornly persevering; tenacious:
Realistic; pragmatic.
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  1. Realistic; pragmatic.
  2. Shrewd and unsentimental; practical; matter-of-fact
  3. Stubborn; obstinate; dogged
Determined to have one's own way; stubbornly and often recklessly willful.
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  1. Determined to have one's own way; stubbornly and often recklessly willful.
  2. Determined to do as one pleases, and not as others want.
  3. Showing such determination
Resembling a mule:
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  1. Resembling a mule:
  2. Extremely or irrationally stubborn and intractable.
  3. Characteristic of a mule; stubborn, obstinate, or intractable
Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, opinion, or course of action; obdurate.
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  1. Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, opinion, or course of action; obdurate.
  2. Difficult to manage, control, or treat:
  3. Characterized by such adherence:
Extremely persistent or unyielding:
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  1. Extremely persistent or unyielding:
  2. Holding tenaciously or stubbornly to a purpose, opinion, or course of action:
  3. Holding firmly to some purpose, belief, or action, often stubbornly or obstinately
(Pejorative) Obstinate and stubborn to the point of stupidity.
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  1. (Pejorative) Obstinate and stubborn to the point of stupidity.
  2. Stubborn; obstinate; mulish
  3. Stupidly obstinate.
Stubborn and arrogant or aloof.
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  1. Stubborn and arrogant or aloof.
  2. Stubborn; obstinate
Characterized by extreme persistence; relentless or enduring:
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  1. Characterized by extreme persistence; relentless or enduring:
  2. Tending to retain; retentive:
  3. Persistent; stubborn
Obstinately bent on having one's own way:
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  1. Obstinately bent on having one's own way:
  2. Said or done on purpose; deliberate:
  3. Stubborn.
In the habit of balking; stubbornly resisting
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  1. In the habit of balking; stubbornly resisting
  2. Given to stopping and refusing to go on:
  3. Difficult to operate or start:
Perverse; inimical.
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  1. Perverse; inimical.
  2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) Contrary; esp., perverse
(Music) Moving in the opposite direction at a fixed interval:
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  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
Requiring considerable effort or skill; not easy to do or accomplish:
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  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:
Stubbornly contrary and disobedient; obstinate.
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  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.
Not capable of being endured, used, agreed to, etc. because disagreeable or unsuitable
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  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:
Having an ugly or mean disposition
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  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.
Insistent upon having one's own way; headstrong, willful, disobedient, etc.
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  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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