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Pronunciation:  in'traktubul

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[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
\In*tract"a*ble\, a. [L. intractabilis: cf. F.
intraitable, formerly also intractable. See {In-} not, and
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