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Definitions and Synonyms of balky | Another word for balky | What is balky?

Definition 1: stopping short and refusing to go on - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where balky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a balking
  • a balky mule
  • a balky customer

Synonyms for balky in the sense of this definition

(balky is similar to ...) not tractable; difficult to manage or mold

"an intractable disposition" "intractable pain" "the most intractable issue of our era" "intractable metal"

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