- The act of coercing; use of force or intimidation to obtain compliance.
- Force or the power to use force in gaining compliance, as by a government or police force.
- Sweetly or innocently charming; winning; engaging:
- of doubtful authorship or authenticity.
- impatient of control, restraint, or delay, as persons; restless; uneasy.
- refractory; stubborn.
- refusing to go forward; balky:
- an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks; good-natured raillery.
- to address with banter; chaff.