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Synonyms for refractory
rɪˈfræk tə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. furnace lining, refractory(adj)

    lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace

    Synonyms:
    furnace lining

    Antonyms:
    obedient, tractable, manipulable, responsive

  2. refractory, stubborn(adj)

    not responding to treatment

    "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"

    Synonyms:
    recalcitrant, fractious, obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate

    Antonyms:
    manipulable, tractable, obedient, responsive

  3. refractory(adj)

    temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli

    "the refractory period of a muscle fiber"

    Synonyms:
    recalcitrant, fractious, stubborn

    Antonyms:
    tractable, responsive, obedient, manipulable

  4. fractious, refractory, recalcitrant(adj)

    stubbornly resistant to authority or control

    "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"

    Synonyms:
    scratchy, techy, nettlesome, cranky, peevish, recalcitrant, pettish, irritable, petulant, tetchy, testy, stubborn, peckish, fractious

    Antonyms:
    tractable, obedient, responsive, manipulable

Wiktionary

  1. refractory(adjective)

    Obstinate and unruly; strongly opposed to something.

    Synonyms:
    contrary, fractious

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. refractory

    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, intractable, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, persistent, pertinacious, resolute, resolved, stubborn, unconquerable, unflinching, unyielding

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. refractory

    Synonyms:
    perverse, contumacious, stubborn, unruly, obstinate, unmanageable, mutinous, rebellious, recalcitrant

    Antonyms:
    obedient, docile, amenable, manageable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. refractory(a.)

    Synonyms:
    stubborn, obstinate, stiff, perverse, dogged, mulish, heady, headstrong, cross-grained, intractable, unyielding, contumacious, disobedient, unruly, pig-headed, ungovernable, cantankerous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. refractory(a)

    Synonyms:
    unruly

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Translations for refractory

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  • عنيدArabic
  • refraktærDanish
  • δύστηκτος, πυρίμαχος, δυσκολογιάτρευτος, δυσίατος, ανυπότακτοςGreek
  • refractarioSpanish
  • itsepäinen, refraktaarinen, itsepintainen, kuumuudenkestävä, tulenkestävä, omapäinen, refraktorinenFinnish
  • réfractaireFrench
  • refrattario, refrattariaItalian
  • tīhoihoi, tīhoiMāori
  • weerbarstig, halsstarrigDutch
  • ildfastNorwegian
  • opornyPolish
  • refratárioPortuguese
  • refrakteran, vatrootporan, tvrdokoranSerbo-Croatian
  • motspänstig, eldfastSwedish

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