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  • 161moody — a. 1. Humorsome, capricious, variable. 2. Angry, petulant, irritable, irascible, passionate, snappish, pettish, sour, crusty, crabbed, waspish, captious, snarling, peevish, testy, fretful, ill tempered, out of humor, out of temper. 3. Sullen,… …

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  • 162morose — a. Crabbed, sullen, churlish, sour, sulky, perverse, wayward, spleeny, spleenish, splenetic, humorsome, dogged, gloomy, moody, cross grained, severe, austere, gruff, crusty, surly, ill humored, ill natured …

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  • 163mulish — a. Stubborn, obstinate, headstrong, cross grained, intractable …

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  • 164obstinate — a. 1. Stubborn, dogged, contumacious, unyielding, inflexible, perverse, mulish, opinionated, opinionative, wilful, heady, headstrong, refractory, unruly, cross grained, intractable, obdurate, persistent, self willed, immovable, firm, resolute,… …

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  • 165refractory — a. Stubborn, obstinate, stiff, perverse, dogged, mulish, heady, headstrong, cross grained, intractable, unyielding, contumacious, disobedient, unruly, ungovernable, cantankerous, unmanageable, recalcitrant …

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  • 166stubborn — a. 1. Obstinate, unyielding, inflexible, positive, contumacious, refractory, perverse, headstrong, wilful, dogged, mulish, unruly, unmanageable, ungovernable, intractable, indocile, heady, cross grained, obdurate. 2. Persevering, persistent,… …

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  • 167wayward — a. Perverse, froward, wilful, obstinate, headstrong, stubborn, intractable, unruly, cross grained, refractory, capricious, self willed, contrary, captious …

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  • 168wrong-headed — a. Perverse, stubborn, obstinate, intractable, crotchety, mulish, headstrong, cross grained, dogged, wayward, pig headed …

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  • 169contumacious — adj contrary, perverse, froward, refractory, cross grained, Scot. thrawn, wrong headed; obstinate, stubborn, stubborn as a mule, mulish, pigheaded, bullheaded; willful, self willed, intractable, headstrong, pervicacious, stiff necked, dogged,… …

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  • 170disobedient — adj insubordinate, noncompliant, non observant, defiant, disregardful; naughty, mischievous; undutiful, remiss, derelict, delinquent, negligent; unruly, wayward, fractious, restive, unmanageable, ungovernable, uncomplying, indisciplined;… …

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  • 171gnarled — adj 1. knotty, lumpy, bumpy, humpy, gnarly, knotty, knarry; knurled, knarred, knotted, nodular, snaggy; bent, twisted, crooked, arthritic; warped, contorted, distorted, cross grained. 2. rugged, rough, weatherbeaten, seasoned, toughened; leathery …

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  • 172hard-headed — adj 1. practical, shrewd, cool, cool headed, rational, level headed; sensible, well balanced, sound, sane, clear headed, resourceful; sharp, sharp witted, keen, acute, discerning, clear thinking, alert, aware, astute, judicious, sagacious, wise.… …

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  • 173headstrong — adj 1. stubborn, stubborn as a mule, mulish, obstinate, obdurate, inflexible, adamant, intransigent, intractable, unyielding, pigheaded, bull headed, muleheaded; willful, self willed, contrary, perverse, froward, refractory, recalcitrant,… …

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  • 174indocile — adj unsubmissive, intractable, stubborn, obstinate, pig headed, mulish, obdurate, headstrong, willful, self willed, opinionated; cross grained, perverse, contrary, forward, resistant, opposed, restive, balking; refractory, recalcitrant,… …

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  • 175insubordinate — adj 1. unsubordinate, defiant, rebellious; insurrectional, mutinous, revolting, seditious, insurgent, riotous, revolutionary; anarchistic, lawless. 2. disobedient, refractory, recalcitrant, contumacious; undutiful, uncomplying, noncomplying,… …

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  • 176intractable — adj 1. indocile, unsubmissive, uncompliant, incompliant, uncooperative, unconforming, nonconforming; stubborn, obstinate, pervicacious, pig headed, mulish, obdurate, headstrong, willful, strong willed, wayward, wrong headed; cross grained,… …

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  • 177knotty — adj 1. gnarled, gnarly, nodose, lumpy, bumpy; knarry, knurled, knarred; warped, contorted, distorted, cross grained; bossy, protuberant, carun culated; coarse, rough, uneven, unpolished, flawed, blemished. 2. tangled, entangled, raveled, twisted …

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  • 178mulish — adj 1. stubborn, obstinate, pervicacious, pig headed, obdurate, headstrong, willful, strong willed, self willed; intransigent, uncompromising, irreconcilable, unyielding, unbending; hard line, determined, rigid, inflexible, dogged, pertinacious,… …

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  • 179obstinate — adj 1. inflexible, immovable, not to be moved, adamant, adamantine, stiff necked, set, set in one s ways, Inf. hard core, Inf. hard shell; inexorable, implacable, intransigent, intractable, uncompromising, unbending, unwavering, unyielding;… …

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  • 180pigheaded — adj 1. stubborn, stubborn as a mule, mulish, muleheaded, bullheaded, bullish, headstrong; willful, self willed, contrary, perverse, wrongheaded, cross grained, balky, uncooperative, froward, refractory, recalcitrant, contumacious; stupid, dense,… …

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