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intractableness


  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]: 
 
  intractableness 
  n  :  the  trait  of  being  hard  to  influence  or  control  [syn:  {intractability}] 
  [ant:  {tractability}] 




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