Intractably



[in-trak-tuh-buh l] /ɪnˈtræk tə bəl/

adjective
1.
not easily controlled or directed; not docile or manageable; stubborn; obstinate:
an intractable disposition.
2.
(of things) hard to shape or work with:
an intractable metal.
3.
hard to treat, relieve, or cure:
the intractable pain in his leg.
noun
4.
an intractable person.
/ɪnˈtræktəbəl/
adjective
1.
difficult to influence or direct: an intractable disposition
2.
(of a problem, illness, etc) difficult to solve, alleviate, or cure
3.
difficult to shape or mould, esp with the hands
adj.

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.

intractable in·trac·ta·ble (ĭn-trāk’tə-bəl)
adj.

in·trac’ta·bil’i·ty n.

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