- I(Roget's IV) modif. contrary .II(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.stubborn, contrary, resisting, resistant, obstinate, mulish, intractable, ornery, unruly.ANT.: cooperative, tractableIII(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Given to acting in opposition to others: contrarious, contrary, difficult, froward, impossible, ornery, perverse, wayward. See ATTITUDE, SUPPORT.
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Balky — Balk y (b[add]k [y^]), a. Apt to balk; as, a balky horse. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
balky — index hesitant, intractable, recalcitrant, restive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
balky — 1847, from BALK (Cf. balk) + Y (Cf. y) (2) … Etymology dictionary
balky — *contrary, restive, perverse, froward, wayward Analogous words: hesitant, reluctant, averse, loath, *disinclined, indisposed: *obstinate, stubborn, mulish: refractory, recalcitrant, *unruly Contrasted words: amenable, docile, tractable, *obedient … New Dictionary of Synonyms
balky — [adj] uncooperative averse, contrary, hesitant, immovable, indisposed, inflexible, intractable, loath, negative, negativistic, obstinate, ornery, perverse, reluctant, stubborn, unbending, unmanageable, unpredictable, unruly; concept 401 Ant.… … New thesaurus
balky — [bôk′ē] adj. balkier, balkiest in the habit of balking; stubbornly resisting SYN. CONTRARY … English World dictionary
balky — adjective (balkier; est) Date: 1847 refusing or likely to refuse to proceed, act, or function as directed or expected < a balky mule > < a balky engine > Synonyms: see contrary • balkiness noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
Balky — Original name in latin Balky Name in other language Balki, Balky, Балки State code UA Continent/City Europe/Zaporozhye longitude 47.38336 latitude 34.94396 altitude 73 Population 5717 Date 2012 01 18 … Cities with a population over 1000 database
balky — bal|ky [ˈbo:ki US ˈbo: ] adj especially AmE informal someone or something that is balky does not do what they are expected to do ▪ a balky air conditioning system … Dictionary of contemporary English
balky — balkily, adv. balkiness, n. /baw kee/, adj., balkier, balkiest. given to balking; stubborn; obstinate: a balky mule. [1840 50; BALK + Y1] Syn. contrary, perverse, headstrong, mulish, pigheaded. * * * … Universalium
balky — adjective Refusing to proceed or cooperate. A balky horse … Wiktionary