Balky and Perverse

Balky

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Balky adjective – Given to resisting authority or another's control.
Usage example: a balky toddler who only seemed to know the word “no” when told to do something

Perverse is a synonym for balky in attitude topic. In some cases you can use "Perverse" instead an adjective "Balky", when it comes to topics like contrary, uncooperative.
Nearby Words: balk, balked, balking
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Perverse

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Perverse adjective – Easily irritated or annoyed.
Balky is a synonym for perverse (North American) in attitude topic. You can use "Balky" instead an adjective "Perverse". informal substitute
Nearby Words: pervert, perverted, perversion, perversity, perversive
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Balky & Perverse. N.p., 2016. Web. 18 Oct. 2019. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/balky/perverse>.
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