Synonyms of refractory in English:

refractory


See definition of refractory

adjective

1‘a refractory child’

SYNONYMS

obstinate, stubborn, stubborn as a mule, mulish, bull-headed, pig-headed, obdurate, headstrong, self-willed, wayward, wilful, perverse, contrary, recalcitrant, obstreperous, disobedient, insubordinate, rebellious, mutinous, defiant, stiff-necked, intractable, intransigent, unyielding, unmalleable, unmanageable, ungovernable, unpersuadable

Scottish thrawn

informal cussed

British informal bloody-minded, bolshie, stroppy

North American informal balky

archaic contumacious, froward

rare contrarious

ANTONYMS

obedient, manageable