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Meaning of INTRACTABLE

Pronunciation:  in'traktubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
 

INTRACTABLE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: balking, balky, recalcitrant, refractory, stubborn, uncontrollable, unmalleable, unmanageable
 
 Antonyms: tractable
 
 See Also: defiant, disobedient, noncompliant, untamed, wild

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*tract"a*ble\, a. [L. intractabilis: cf. F.
intraitable, formerly also intractable. See {In-} not, and
{Tractable}.]
Not tractable; not easily governed, managed, or directed;
indisposed to be taught, disciplined, or tamed; violent;
stubborn; obstinate; refractory; as, an intractable child.

Syn: Stubborn; perverse; obstinate; refractory; cross;
     unmanageable; unruly; headstrong; violent; ungovernable;
     unteachable. -- {In*tract"a*ble*ness}, n. --
     {In*tract"a*bly}, adv.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adamant, adamantine, beyond control, breachy, bullheaded, contumacious, defiant, fractious, headstrong, immovable, immutable, incorrigible, indocile, indomitable, inductile, inelastic, inextensible, inextensile, inextensional, inflexible, insubordinate, insuppressible, intractile, intransigent, irrepressible, irresilient, mulish, noncooperating, noncooperative, nonelastic, nonstretchable, obstreperous, out of hand, pertinacious, perverse, recalcitrant, refractory, resistant, resisting, restive, self-willed, shrewish, stubborn, tough, unalterable, unbending, unbiddable, uncompliant, uncontrollable, uncooperative, undisciplined, unextendible, unextensible, unflexible, ungiving, ungovernable, unlimber, unmalleable, unmanageable, unmoldable, unpliable, unpliant, unruly, unsubmissive, untractable, unyielding, wild, willful
 

 

 

 

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