intractability

[ in-trak-tuh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF intractability

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTRACTABILITY

The intractability of the Lady Jezebel was beyond all bounds.

Heaven supply me with fortitude to contest her wild opinions, and intractability!

Wasn't she the author of a pamphlet on the intractability of servants?

If Jill was to be wooed from her mood of intractability, Derek was the only man to do it.

Or weeks or months or years according to the degree of our intractability.

A vexatious delay occurred from the intractability of the mules, which persistently refused to allow themselves to be caught.

She had had a great number of different teachers, all of whom had been brought to the point of despair by her intractability.

The word is also used non-politically, in the sense of intractability and intolerance.

He subdued the intractability of all the four elements, and made them subservient to the use of man.

On p. 513, the phrase 'He subdued the intractability of all the four elements' had 'intractibility' in the original.

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