Synonyms of balk in English:

balk

(also baulk)

See definition of balk

verb

1‘sensitive gardeners who balk at using pesticides’

SYNONYMS
eschew, resist, refuse to, be unwilling to, draw the line at, be reluctant to, draw back from, flinch from, shrink from, shy from, recoil from, quail at, demur from, hesitate over, scruple to, take exception to, not like to, hate to, jib at
scorn, disdain
ANTONYMS

accept

2‘they were balked by traffic’

SYNONYMS
impede, obstruct, thwart, hinder, prevent, check, stop, curb, halt, bar, block, forestall, frustrate, stall, baffle, foil, defeat, beat, counteract, head off
ANTONYMS

assist