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in·trac·ta·ble

 (ĭn-trăk′tə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. Difficult to manage, deal with, or change to an acceptable condition: an intractable conflict; an intractable dilemma.
b. Difficult to alleviate, remedy, or cure: intractable pain; intractable depression.
2. Difficult to persuade or keep under control, as in behavior: "Bullheaded enough when he was cold sober, he was intractable after a few drinks" (John Grisham). See Synonyms at obstinate.
3. Difficult to mold or manipulate: intractable materials.

in·trac′ta·bil′i·ty, in·trac′ta·ble·ness n.
in·trac′ta·bly adv.

intractable

(ɪnˈtræktəbəl)
adj
1. difficult to influence or direct: an intractable disposition.
2. (of a problem, illness, etc) difficult to solve, alleviate, or cure
3. difficult to shape or mould, esp with the hands
inˌtractaˈbility, inˈtractableness n
inˈtractably adv

in•trac•ta•ble

(ɪnˈtræk tə bəl)

adj.
1. not docile or manageable; stubborn.
2. hard to shape or work with: an intractable metal.
3. hard to treat, relieve, or cure.
[1535–45; < Latin intractābilis]
in•trac`ta•bil′i•ty, in•trac′ta•ble•ness, n.
in•trac′ta•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intractable - not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
defiant, noncompliant - boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude"
difficult, unmanageable - hard to control; "a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation"
disobedient - not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
untamed, wild - in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants"
manipulable, tractable - easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler

intractable

intractable

adjective
Translations
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intractable

[ɪnˈtræktəbl] ADJ [person] → intratable; (= unruly) → indisciplinado; [problem] → insoluble, espinoso; [illness] → incurable

intractable

[ɪnˈtræktəbəl] adj
[problem, conflict] → insoluble
[case, disease] → incurable
effective treatments for some hitherto intractable cases → des traitements efficaces pour les cas jusqu'alors incurables
(= obdurate) → intraitable
He protested, but Wright was intractable → Il protesta, mais Wright était intraitable.

intractable

adj metalunnachgiebig; nature, problem, illness, painhartnäckig; conflictunlösbar; issueäußerst schwierig

intractable

[ɪnˈtræktəbl] (frm) adj (person, mood) → intrattabile; (illness) → difficile da curare; (problem) → insolubile

intractable

adj resistente al tratamiento
References in classic literature ?
Her mother has insinuated that her temper is intractable, but I never saw a face less indicative of any evil disposition than hers; and from what I can see of the behaviour of each to the other, the invariable severity of Lady Susan and the silent dejection of Frederica, I am led to believe as heretofore that the former has no real love for her daughter, and has never done her justice or treated her affectionately.
They are a fierce, morose, and intractable people, though capable of forming most devoted friendships when their confidence has once been gained.
Aouda fastened her great eyes, "clear as thee sacred lakes of the Himalaya," upon him; but the intractable Fogg, as reserved as ever, did not seem at all inclined to throw himself into this lake.
In the first place I have as a precaution shut up at Rueil, near me, under my own eyes, within reach of my hand, the two most intractable ones.
There are those intractable tribes, of whom Petherick, Arnaud, Miuni, and the young traveller Lejean, to whom we are indebted for the best work on the Upper Nile, have spoken.
1-3) Queen Earth, all bounteous giver of honey-hearted wealth, how kindly, it seems, you are to some, and how intractable and rough for those with whom you are angry.
At first, his extreme dread of death rendered the task an easy one; but in proportion as he feels his acute suffering abating, and sees the danger receding, the more intractable he becomes.
Some of them are unmannered, rough, intractable, as well as ignorant; but others are docile, have a wish to learn, and evince a disposition that pleases me.
touching the one of them, it were hard for me to render a reason for a fool speaking according to his folly; and the other churl is of that savage, fierce, intractable race, some of whom, as I have often told you, are still to be found among the descendants of the conquered Saxons, and whose supreme pleasure it is to testify, by all means in their power, their aversion to their conquerors.
Athos waited with a kind of impatient joy for the reply about to be made to this embarrassing question by Raoul, the intractable enemy of the king, his rival.
To catch and mount one of these habitually rageful and intractable beasts was no child's play under the best of conditions; but now, when silence and time were such important considerations, it might well have seemed quite hopeless to a less resourceful and optimistic man than the son of the great warlord.
Besides, he was an intractable ruffian; otherwise he would have been of use.