refractorily

[ ri-frak-tuh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF refractorily
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WORD ORIGIN

"stubborn, obstinate, perverse," 1610s (earlier refractorious, 1550s, refractary, c.1600), from Latin refractarius "obstinate, stubborn," from past participle stem of refringere (see refraction). Related: Refractorily; refractoriness.

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