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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intractable  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intractable 
  adj  :  not  tractable;  difficult  to  manage  or  mold;  "an  intractable 
  disposition";  "intractable  pain";  "the  most  intractable 
  issue  of  our  era";  "intractable  metal"  [ant:  {tractable}] 




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