Definition: refusing to obey authority
Part of Speech: Adjective
Synonym(s): defiant, disobedient
Antonym(s): compliant, obedient
1. The student displayed refractory behavior when he refused to be quiet during the exam.
2. If the refractory prisoner doesn’t follow the rules, he’ll be placed in isolation.
3. The refractory man is not obeying the police officer’s instructions.