Part of speech: adjective

Disposed to balk.

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Usage examples "balky":

  1. Taunts are allowable in the case of an obstinate husband: balky horses may best be made to go by having their ears bitten. - "A Cynic Looks at Life Little Blue Book #1099", Ambrose Bierce.
  2. He made a gesture with one soiled hand as though quieting a balky horse. - "Police!!!", Robert W. Chambers.
  3. Robert Grant Burns was so cast down by the prospect that he made no attempt to reply, beyond grunting something about preferring to drive a team of balky mules to making Jean do something she did not want to do. - "Jean of the Lazy A", B. M. Bower.