Definition of Balkiness

1. Noun. Likely to stop abruptly and unexpectedly.

Generic synonyms: Intractability, Intractableness
Derivative terms: Balky



Definition of Balkiness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being balky. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Balkiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balkiness

balkan nephropathy
balkanite
balkanization
balkanizations
balkanized
balkanizer
balkanizers
balkanizes
balkanizing
balked
balker
balkers
balkier
balkiest
balkily
balkiness (current term)
balkinesses
balking
balkingly
balkings
balkish
balkline
balklines
balks
balky
ball-and-socket joint
ball-and-socket joints
ball-breaker
ball-breakers

Literary usage of Balkiness

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1899)
"For strong, healthy children, whose will is not absolutely diseased by balkiness, whipping, if judiciously administered, greatly reinforces the power of ..."

2. Talks to Teachers on Psychology: And to Students on Some of Life's Ideals by William James (1900)
"It is in no other way that we overcome balkiness in a horse: we divert his attention, do something to his nose or ear, lead him round in a circle, ..."

3. Talks to Teachers on Psychology: And to Students on Some of Life's Ideals by William James (1900)
"It is in no other way that we overcome balkiness in a horse: we divert his attention, do something to his nose or ear, lead him round in a circle, ..."

4. Sidelights on American Literature by Fred Lewis Pattee (1922)
"... left in its wake: abnormalities of conscience, freedom of will become narrow wil fulness, unswerving allegiance to an idea degenerated into balkiness, ..."

5. The Mentor (1894)
"... to a curious sluggishness (more bodily than mental), and a spasmodic "balkiness" in disposition, his path of education is beset with snags and pitfalls. ..."

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