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Synonyms for intractable
ɪnˈtræk tə bəlin·tractable

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intractable

    The headstrong person is not to be stopped in his own course of action, while the obstinate and stubborn is not to be driven to another's way. The headstrong act; the obstinate and stubborn may simply refuse to stir. The most amiable person may be obstinate on some one point; the stubborn person is for the most part habitually so; we speak of obstinate determination, stubborn resistance. Stubborn is the term most frequently applied to the lower animals and inanimate things. Refractory implies more activity of resistance; the stubborn horse balks; the refractory animal plunges, rears, and kicks; metals that resist ordinary processes of reduction are termed refractory. One is obdurate who adheres to his purpose in spite of appeals that would move any tender-hearted or right-minded person. Contumacious refers to a proud and insolent defiance of authority, as of the summons of a court. Pertinacious demand is contrasted with obstinate refusal. The unyielding conduct which we approve we call decided, firm, inflexible, resolute; that which we condemn we are apt to term headstrong, obstinate, stubborn. Compare PERVERSE.

    Synonyms:
    contumacious, decided, determined, dogged, firm, fixed, headstrong, heady, immovable, indomitable, inflexible, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, persistent, pertinacious, refractory, resolute, resolved, stubborn, unconquerable, unflinching, unyielding

    Antonyms:
    amenable, complaisant, compliant, docile, dutiful, gentle, irresolute, obedient, pliable, pliant, submissive, teachable, tractable, undecided, wavering, yielding

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intractableadjective

    not tractable; difficult to manage or mold

    "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"

    Antonyms:
    tamable, docile, ductile, manipulable, teachable, tameable, tractable, malleable

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#20086intricate
#24054stubborn
#27763refractory
#34802irreducible
#37818insoluble
#40751uncontrollable
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#42291opinionated
#42813heady
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#43680resolute
#48883thorny
#49224immovable
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#51141insurmountable
#66176obstinate
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#72731indomitable
#77339unflinching
#77553unyielding
#109566unsolvable
#139798unconquerable
#145234inextricable
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#273579irresolvable
#282433contumacious

How to use intractable in a sentence?

  1. Jared Kushner:

    The Office of American Innovation will bring a creative and strategic approach to many critical issues and intractable problems that affect Americans’ quality of life, we have an opportunity to identify and implement solutions by combining internal resources with the private sector’s innovation and creativity, enabling the federal government to better serve Americans.

  2. Gary Ross:

    The aforementioned problems look intractable.

  3. Chip Englander:

    America has intractable problems and it’s going to take a transformational leader to fix them, rand Paul is going to be the bold, transformational figure in this race. The reported hire comes as Paul's potential rivals for the Republican nomination begin jostling for position. The Washington Post reported Monday that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the GOP's nominee in 2012, had begun reaching out to former advisers, donors, and allies about the possibility of a third presidential bid. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who filed paperwork to form a political action committee last week, will travel to California later this week for fundraising events. A memo sent to Rand Paul donors and allies touted Englander as a man who had helped elect a Republican governor in President Barack Obama's home state, which the president.

  4. Nancy Hogshead-Makar:

    The new NCAA policy sounds a lot like the old one, the board hasn't resolved the intractable balancing between fairness, playing safety and inclusion. They failed women by not prioritizing fairness.

  5. Rex Tillerson:

    The president was rightly focused on how do we move forward from what may be simply an intractable disagreement at this point.


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