balkiness
noun see balky

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • balkiness — alkiness n. 1. likely to stop abruptly and unexpectedly. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balkiness — See balky. * * * …   Universalium

  • balkiness — noun The state or quality of being balky …   Wiktionary

  • balkiness — n. stubbornness, obstinacy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • balkiness — balk·i·ness …   English syllables

  • balkiness — noun likely to stop abruptly and unexpectedly (Freq. 1) • Derivationally related forms: ↑balky • Hypernyms: ↑intractability, ↑intractableness …   Useful english 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 — 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

  • bigotry — Synonyms and related words: Anglophobia, Russophobia, Sabbatarianism, abhorrence, abomination, anti Semitism, antipathy, authoritarianism, aversion, balkiness, bias, bibliolatry, blind side, blind spot, blinders, bullheadedness, closed mind,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • determination — Synonyms and related words: absolute indication, accomplishment, acid test, action, aim, allocation, ambition, animus, answer, appetence, appetency, appetite, appraisal, appraisement, approximation, ascertaining, ascertainment, aspiration, assay …   Moby Thesaurus

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