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self-willed, wilful, willful, headstrong, froward
adj. habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
wilful, willful
adj. done by design; "the insult was intentional"; "willful disobedience"
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incorrigible
adj. impervious to correction by punishment
recalcitrant
adj. marked by stubborn resistance to authority; "the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators"
hard, difficult
adj. not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
unsubmissive, unservile
adj. not servile or submissive
intransigent, inexorable, adamantine, adamant
adj. impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; "he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind"; "Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill; "an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency"
inflexible, sturdy, uncompromising
adj. not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty"
indocile, unruly, ungovernable, uncontrollable
adj. of persons; "the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly"
cussed, unrepentant, obstinate, obdurate
adj. stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
unregenerate, obstinate, stubborn
adj. tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
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
rebellious
adj. resisting control or authority; "temperamentally rebellious"; "a rebellious crew"
mutinous
adj. disposed to or in a state of mutiny; "the men became mutinous and insubordinate"
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"
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wayward, perverse, obstinate, contrary
adj. resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"
recusant
adj. refusing to submit to authority; "the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate"- Mary W.Williams
recalcitrant, refractory, fractious
adj. stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"
by choice
adj. not by chance
self-determining, free
adj. acting on one's own initiative; "man is a voluntary agent"
free-will, freewill
adj. "voluntary generosity in times of disaster"
self-imposed
adj. voluntarily assumed or endured; "self-imposed exile"
willing, unforced, uncoerced
adj. not brought about by coercion or force; "the confession was uncoerced"
volunteer, unpaid
adj. without payment; "the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers"; "a volunteer fire department"
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obedient
adj. dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke
unvoluntary, nonvoluntary, involuntary
adj. not subject to the control of the will; "involuntary manslaughter"; "involuntary servitude"; "an involuntary shudder"; "It (becoming a hero) was involuntary. They sank my boat"- John F.Kennedy
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