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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 ?
When he looked about him for another and a less intractable damsel to immortalize in melody, memory produced one with the most obliging readiness.
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.
V anstone, with many excellent qu alities, was a man of fierce and intractable temper.
He has a sullen, rebellious spirit; a violent temper; and an untoward, intractable disposition.
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.
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.
He was, too, very learned, and rational enough on all points which did not relate to his treasure; but on that, indeed, he was intractable.
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.
After great trouble, occasioned by the intractable ferocity of his captive during the home voyage, he at length succeeded in lodging it safely at his own residence in Paris, where, not to attract toward himself the unpleasant curiosity of his neighbors, he kept it carefully secluded, until such time as it should recover from a wound in the foot, received from a splinter on board ship.
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.
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.
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.