recalcitrant, contumacious, refractory, intractable, incorrigible.
2. mad, rabid, delirious, distracted, carried away, like one possessed, beside oneself; wild, frenzied, frenetic, frantic, raving, raging, berserk, amok. unconventional, adj. uncommon, unusual, unorthodox, uncustomary, unwonted, rare, unique, out-of-the-ordinary; original, atypical, singular, individual; unexampled, unparalleled, unfamiliar, uncomfortable; eccentric, peculiar, offbeat, curious, queer, odd, oddish, quizzical, cranky, uncouth, Inf. funny, Inf. kinky; idiosyncratic, Inf quirky, SI. flaky, SI. balmy, Chiefly Brit, barmy; strange, weird, bizarre, freakish, SI. freaky, grotesque, SI. rum, SI. far-out; deviant, aberrant, wayward, erratic, anomalous, abnormal, irregular. uncoordinated, adj. clumsy, awkward, ungraceful, ungainly, SI. un-co; oafish, doltish, cloddish, lumbering, clodhopping, heavy-footed, lubberly, lumpish, hulking, bovine; unhandy, inept, bungling, bumbling, blundering, clownish; unskillful, left-handed, maladroit, bunglesome, ambisinister, like a bull in a china shop, Inf. all thumbs, Inf. butterfingered, Inf. klutzy. uncouth, adj. 1. uncivil, unmannerly, ill-mannered, ill-bred; discourteous, impolite, disrespectful, unceremonious; rude, brash, bold, hoydenish, Scot. randy; vulgar, coarse, boorish, raffish, churlish; gross, crude; improper, unseemly, unbecoming, indecorous, indelicate, ungenteel, uncourtly, ungracious; undignified, beneath one's dignity, infra dig, Latin, infra dignitatem, ungentlemanly, unladylike.
2. uncivilized, uncultured, uncultivated, unrefined, unpolished, unsophisticated, unworldly, incondite; countrified, country-bred, country-born, upcountry, backwoods, provincial, inurbane, yokelish, SI. hicic-ish, SI. rube, SI. hayseed, SI. from the sticks, SI. from the boondocks or boonies; awkward, clumsy, gauche, ungainly, ungraceful, graceless, inelegant.
3. unconventional, uncommon, unusual, unfamiliar; odd, outlandish, curious, peculiar; strange, weird, bizarre. See also unconventional. uncover, v. 1. expose, bare, lay bare, take the wraps off, unwrap, unveil, unmask, unsheathe, uncase, disease; open, uncork, unstop; divest, strip, undress, unclothe, undrape, uncloak; discover, descry, detect, find, unearth, exhume, dig up, smoke out.
2. reveal, make known, disclose, divulge, bring out, bring out into the open, bring to light; tell, impart, inform, communicate, let [s.t.] be known.
3. remove one's hat, uncap, unbonnet, doff one's cap, tip one's hat. uncritical, adj. undifferentiating, undiscriminating, indiscriminate, indiscriminative, promiscuous, un-judging; unselective, unparticular; unthinking, unthoughtful, unreflecting, unaware, unperceptive, obtuse, dense, dull; ignorant, uninformed, unenlightened, unschooled, uneducated; unscholarly, halfbaked, SI. half-ass, mediocre, casual, hit-or-miss; superficial, surface, shallow, slick, glossy, glib, facile, smooth; unprofound, empty, meaningless, insubstantial. unction, n. 1. anointing, oiling, lubrication, Eccles. chrism.
2. balm, salve, ointment, unguent, oil, lotion, lubricant; liniment, embrocation, emollient, demulcent, Med. abirritant, palliative.
3. (all affected in speech) earnestness, fervor, ardor, passion, emotion, feeling, warmth; spirit, verve, zest, enthusiasm, gusto, zeal, eagerness; power, force, vehemence; persuasion, inducement, smoothness. unctuous, adj. 1. oily, oleaginous, greasy, greased, lubricated, lubricous, unguentary, unguinous, slippery, slithery; buttery, butraceous; soapy, saponaceous, waxy.