Intractable meaning

ĭn-trăktə-bəl
Not tractable.
  • Hard to manage; unruly or stubborn.
  • Hard to work, manipulate, cure, treat, etc.
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Difficult to persuade or keep under control, as in behavior.
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The definition of intractable is not easily controlled or hard to work.

An example of intractable used as an adjective is an intractable clay which means clay that is difficult to shape.

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Difficult to mold or manipulate.

Intractable materials.

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Not tractable or to be drawn or guided by persuasion; not easily governed, managed, or directed; uncontrollable; incurable; violent; stubborn; obstinate.
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Origin of intractable