refractoriness

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re·frac·to·ry

 (rĭ-frăk′tə-rē)
adj.
1. Showing or characterized by obstinate resistance to authority or control: refractory children; refractory behavior.
2. Difficult to melt or work; resistant to heat: a refractory material such as silica.
3. Resistant to treatment: a refractory case of acne.
n. pl. re·frac·to·ries
One that is refractory, especially a material that has a high melting point.

[Alteration (influenced by adjectives in -ory) of obsolete refractary, from Latin refrāctārius, from refrāctus, past participle of refringere, to break up; see refract.]

re·frac′to·ri·ly adv.
re·frac′to·ri·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.refractoriness - the trait of being unmanageablerefractoriness - the trait of being unmanageable  
intractability, intractableness - the trait of being hard to influence or control

refractoriness

noun
Translations

refractoriness

[rɪˈfræktərɪnɪs] Nobstinación f

refractoriness

n
(of person)Eigensinn m, → störrische Art
(Med) → Hartnäckigkeit f
(Chem, Miner) → Hitzebeständigkeit f