Synonyms and Antonyms of refractory
- Refractory players will be ejected from the game.
adamant, adamantine, dogged, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inflexible, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, peevish, pertinacious, pigheaded, rigid, self-willed, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding
- Believing that rules are only for other people, he's been refractory virtually his entire life.
out of hand
Synonym Discussion of refractory
- unruly children
- ungovernable rage
- intractable opponents of the hazardous-waste dump
- special schools for refractory children
- acts of sabotage by a recalcitrant populace
- a willful disregard for the rights of others
- a headstrong young cavalry officer
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