Balkiness

balky

[baw-kee]
adjective, balkier, balkiest.
given to balking; stubborn; obstinate: a balky mule.

Origin:
1840–50; balk + -y1

balkily, adverb
balkiness, noun


contrary, perverse, headstrong, mulish, pigheaded.
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balky or baulky (ˈbɔːkɪ, ˈbɔːlkɪ, ˈbɔːkɪ, ˈbɔːlkɪ)
 
adj , balkier, balkiest, baulkier, baulkiest
inclined to stop abruptly and unexpectedly: a balky horse
 
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