Part of speech:
Hardened against feeling; hardhearted:
Caused by unexpected force or injury rather than by natural causes:
Opposing any kind of control; defiant
Obstinately resisting authority; insubordinate; disobedient
Impossible to control or govern:
Said or done deliberately or intentionally
Determined not to follow orders, advice, etc. but to do as one pleases
Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future:
(Physics) Acting within brief time intervals. Used especially of a force.
Having or marked by violent force:
Showing or resulting from a lack of sound advice or careful consideration; unwise
Resulting from or acting with ill-considered haste or boldness.
Full of dash or spirit; bold and lively
Not taking heed; careless; unmindful
Contrary to what is right or good; wicked or depraved:
Difficult to manage or deal with:
Difficult to melt or work; resistant to heat:
Deviating from what is desired, expected, or required, especially in being disobedient or in gratifying one's own inclinations:
Impossible to stop, alter, or resist; inevitable:
Characterized by impatience or an absence of calm; unsettled:
Incapable of being passed through or penetrated
Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
Incapable of being corrected or reformed:
Severe or violent; inclement
Of, involving, or occurring during intoxication:
Contrary to the law; unlawful:
Having bad or harmful habits; unruly
Lacking moral restraint; unrestrained.
Humorously coarse; lewd or risqué:
Given to quarreling; contentious.
Difficult to carry or manage because of size, shape, weight, or complexity:
Firm or determined; unwavering.
That cannot be bent or curved; stiff; rigid
Not giving in readily; persistent; stubborn
Extremely or irrationally stubborn and intractable.
Being a syllable in Greek and Latin prosody whose length does not fit the metric pattern.
Not determined by reason; capricious; arbitrary; irrational.
Difficult or impossible to control or restrain:
Offensively bold or disrespectful; insolent or impertinent.
Immoral and shameless
Showing or expressing bitter opposition or hostility; aggressively defiant:
Hard to handle, treat, or deal with; intractable
Not easily subdued, ended, etc.
Characterized by disorder, commotion, or unrest:
(Law) Offensive to good morals and public decency.
Having very strong opinions.
Extremely or irrationally stubborn; headstrong.
Incapable of being governed, restrained, or controlled.
(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
Moving fast or recklessly
Lively or playful, esp. in a coy manner
Full of danger; likely to cause injury, pain, etc.; unsafe; perilous
Noisy and unruly; rowdy
Not easy to comprehend, solve, or explain:
Not obedient; refusing or failing to obey; insubordinate; refractory
Having a peevish nature; cranky.
Stubbornly contrary and disobedient; obstinate.
Resistant to authority or discipline; recalcitrant.
Not submissive to authority:
Designating or of a faction in revolt against the leadership of a political party
Turbulent and uncontrollable:
Noisily unruly or defiant:
Boisterous and disorderly.
(Architecture) Springing from a support or an abutment that is higher at one side than at the other:
Rough-sounding and harsh:
Of or like a recusant
Without restraint; disorderly; boisterous
Of, characteristic of, or affected by storms
Full of or characterized by tumult; wild and noisy; uproarious
Lascivious or promiscuous. Used especially of women.
Based on little or no evidence
Vigorous or energetic, especially in a rough or noisy way:
(Chiefly Brit.) Rambunctious, boisterous, unruly, etc.
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