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synonyms for balky

  • unruly
  • averse
  • contrary
  • hesitant
  • immovable
  • indisposed
  • inflexible
  • intractable
  • loath
  • negative
  • negativistic
  • obstinate
  • ornery
  • perverse
  • reluctant
  • stubborn
  • unbending
  • unmanageable
  • unpredictable

antonyms for balky

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  • cooperative
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Car campers appreciate the tools to accomplish any camp chore under the sun, from trimming kindling to fixing a balky camp stove.
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Given this city’s oversupply of fountains and water features that are balky, underperforming or in total disrepair, building another one to frame a performance stage makes little sense.
HOW A ROCK WALL AND POOL OF WATER HAVE THROWN A WRENCH INTO THE REDESIGN OF HIRSHHORN SCULPTURE GARDENPHILIP KENNICOTTAPRIL 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Take a closer look at the trackIf your door still feels balky, the track might be damaged.
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People across the country and throughout Maryland and Virginia have also struggled to secure vaccine appointments, due to a limited supply of shots and balky signup systems unable to handle demand.
D.C. CORONAVIRUS VACCINE REGISTRATION WEBSITE FALTERS AGAIN, DESPITE ASSURANCESMICHAEL BRICE-SADDLERMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The first task was overhauling America’s balky election infrastructure–in the middle of a pandemic.
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Then suddenly around the corners of his under lip a little balky smile began to flicker.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
If the design of his craft was faulty and it proved “balky” when he attempted flight, he had only himself to blame.
THE ROMANCE OF AIRCRAFTLAWRENCE YARD SMITH
For nearly a score of years they pulled like a pair of balky horses--what time they were not doing the monkey and parrot act.
HAPPINESS AND MARRIAGEELIZABETH (JONES) TOWNE
A balky team or a break in the harness requires prompt relief or all will be lost.
HOW MARCUS WHITMAN SAVED OREGONOLIVER W. NIXON
Horses balky and unused to work, had to unhitch one and returned with but little drill.
AN ARTILLERYMAN'S DIARYJENKIN LLOYD JONES
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