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Definition 1: not tractable; difficult to manage or mold - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where intractable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an intractable disposition
  • intractable pain
  • the most intractable issue of our era
  • intractable metal

(intractable is similar to ...) difficult or impossible to shape or work

(intractable is similar to ...) difficult to solve or alleviate

"uncontrollable pain"

(intractable is similar to ...) not responding to treatment

"a stubborn infection" "a refractory case of acne" "stubborn rust stains"

(intractable is similar to ...) stopping short and refusing to go on

"a balking" "a balky mule" "a balky customer"

(means also ...) in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated

"wild geese" "edible wild plants"

(means also ...) tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

(means also ...) not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

"disobedient children"

(means also ...) hard to control

"a difficult child" "an unmanageable situation"

(means also ...) boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

"brought up to be aggressive and defiant" "a defiant attitude"

(... are attributes of intractable) the trait of being easily persuaded

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