intractable

[ in-trak-tuh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF intractable
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I attempted to laugh off his predictions, but he was intractable.

Intractable as he ever was; he won't die, and he won't resign.

"Well, it is humiliating enough," said the intractable Paganel.

The father of the child says that at home he is violent, overbearing, and intractable.

Boab was not intractable, but he was sagacious; he had been fed on that sort of chaff too long.

His temper is said to have been moody, impetuous, and intractable.

Mrs Saville was as intractable as her husband, and refused to listen to any warning.

He was intractable to others; but Ramona could guide him by a wisp of his silky mane.

They continued, however, to be intractable on the subject of supplies.

Susie may be both sophisticated and intractable, but I await her with joy.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "rough, stormy;" 1540s, "not manageable," from Latin intractabilis "not to be handled, unmanageable," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + tractabilis (see tractable). Related: Intractably.

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