HyperDic: intractable

English > 1 sense of the word intractable:
ADJECTIVEallintractablenot tractable
intractable > pronunciation
Soundsihntrae'ktahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > intractable: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningnot tractable; difficult to manage or mold.
Examples
  • "an intractable disposition"
  • "intractable pain"
  • "the most intractable issue of our era"
  • "intractable metal"
Attribute oftractability, tractableness, flexibilityThe trait of being easily persuaded
Narrowerbalking, balkystopping short and refusing to go on
refractory, stubbornnot responding to treatment
uncontrollable, unmanageableDifficult to solve or alleviate / alleviate
unmalleableDifficult or impossible to shape or work
See alsodefiant, noncompliantboldly resisting authority or an opposing force
disobedientnot obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
stubborn, obstinate, unregeneratetenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
unmanageable, difficultHard to control
wild, untamedIn a natural state
Oppositetractable, manipulableeasily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
Spanishincurable, intratable
Catalanintractable
Nounsintractability, intractablenessthe trait of being hard to influence or control
Adverbsintractablyin an intractable manner

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