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1. intractable

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtræktəbəl'] not tractable; difficult to manage or mold.

Synonyms

  • unmalleable
  • obstinate
  • noncompliant
  • balky
  • refractory
  • balking
  • uncontrollable
  • untamed
  • unregenerate
  • stubborn
  • difficult
  • tractability
  • disobedient
  • tractableness
  • defiant
  • wild
  • unmanageable

Antonyms

  • obedient
  • docile
  • tame
  • compliant
  • intractability
  • manageable

Etymology

  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
  • tractable (English)
  • tractabilis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Intractable

  • retractable
  • tractebel

Sentences with intractable


1. Adjective
This cellulose can also cause intractable constipation if ingested, along with damage to the intestinal wall.

Quotes about intractable


1. We get the worrywart, the hypochondriac, the money-grubbing miser, the intractable negotiator... Some would say certain of these refer to the stereotypical, or 'stage' Jew. But objectively speaking, the only crime in humor is an unfunny joke.
- Alan King

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