Pronunciation of Intractable
/ɪntɹˈaktəbə͡l/, /ɪntɹˈaktəbəl/, /ɪ_n_t_ɹ_ˈa_k_t_ə_b_əl/
Synonyms for intractable:
Other synonyms and related words:
critical, straitened, unyielding, delicate, unrelenting, resolved, indomitable, resolute, inaccessible, inflexible, recusant, fractious, insuperable, fixed, fidgety, insupportable, persistent, perverse, balking, insoluble, Incontrollable, stubborn, unflinching, heady, obstinate, refractory, severe, grim, impossible, thorny, unwilling, remorseless, hypersensitive, incorrigible, unconquerable, pertinacious, wild, wilful, testing, intolerable, restive, contumacious, chronic, Fiendish, indocile, gray, determined, obstreperous, unwieldy, untoward, balky, unmalleable, lawless, rebel, disorderly, uncontrollable, willful, Incompliant, immovable, obdurate, petulant, decided, mulish, headstrong, froward.
pertinacious, contrary, willful, indocile, fractious, indomitable, wayward, obdurate, perverse, undisciplined, obstinate, stubborn, unmanageable, refractory, recalcitrant, resolute, headstrong, insoluble, mulish, Incompliant, unruly, wild, immovable, ungovernable, unyielding.
insubordinate, Disregardful, disobedient, mischievous, unmanageable, treacherous, mutinous, factious, rebellious, seditious, subversive, Disobeying, ungovernable, anarchistic, contrary, out of control, treasonous, unruly, traitorous, nonconformist, undisciplined, recalcitrant, disloyal, wayward, Misbehaving, defiant.
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for intractable:
- But before the British Government entered on a course which might end in war, if the Transvaal should prove intractable, there were some considerations which it was bound seriously to weigh. - "Impressions of South Africa", James Bryce.
- The States were more and more intractable. - "History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
- Mr. Atwood was more intractable. - "Without a Home", E. P. Roe.