Pronunciation : (in-trak'te-bel)
1. Difficult to manage or govern
2. Difficult to mold or manipulate
3. To play (a card) as a finesse
4. Difficult to alleviate, remedy, or cure
5. Not submitting to discipline or control
6. Boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
7. Not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
8. Tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
• The intractable child was a torment to his nursery school teacher.
• Bill was intractable in his opposition to pay increases for the library employees. He swore he would never vote to give them a raise.
• The disease was intractable. None of the dozens of medicines the doctor tried had the slightest effect on it.
Intractability, Intractableness : Nouns
Intractably : Adverb
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