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cross-grained, contrarious
adj. difficult to deal with
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recalcitrant
adj. marked by stubborn resistance to authority; "the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators"
ornery, crotchety, cantankerous
adj. having a difficult and contrary disposition; "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
restive
adj. impatient especially under restriction or delay; "the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive"
disobedient
adj. not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
recalcitrant, refractory, fractious
adj. stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"
cussed, unrepentant, obstinate, obdurate
adj. stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
intractable
adj. not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
recalcitrant, refractory
adj. not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"
stubborn, refractory
adj. not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"
reluctant, loth, loath
adj. unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom; "a reluctant smile"; "loath to admit a mistake"
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bloody-minded, cantankerous
adj. stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate; "unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"- Spectator
bolshy, stroppy
adj. obstreperous
bullet-headed, pigheaded, bullheaded
adj. obstinate and stupid
unyielding, tenacious, pertinacious, persistent, dour, dogged
adj. stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"
mulish, hardheaded
adj. unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
obstreperous
adj. boisterously and noisily aggressive; "kept up an obstreperous clamor"
stiff-necked
adj. haughtily stubborn; "a stiff-necked old Boston brahmin"
strong-willed, strong-minded
adj. having a determined will
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compliant
adj. disposed or willing to comply; "children compliant with the parental will"
biddable, acquiescent
adj. willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest; "too acquiescent to challenge authority"
docile
adj. willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
contrarious
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