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intractable

in·trac·ta·ble

intractable

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn traek t bl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not easily controlled, managed, or persuaded.
His niece was the only person who had any influence on that intractable old man.
antonyms:
malleable, tractable
similar words:
contumacious, difficult, hardheaded, hopeless, mulish, problem, recalcitrant, wild
definition 2: not easily shaped, manipulated, or solved.
intractable materialan intractable problem
antonyms:
malleable, tractable
similar words:
recalcitrant
definition 3: not easily treated, relieved, or cured.
an intractable illness
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derivations: intractably (adv.), intractability (n.), intractableness (n.)
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