a. difficult to manage or govern; stubborn; unyielding
a. not easily governed, managed, or directed; uncontrollable
Charlie Brown's friend Pigpen was intractable: he absolutely refused to take a bath.
Faith in our collective power to resolve seemingly intractable problems is a gift that should inspire us all this Thanksgiving.
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When he looked about him for another and a less intractable damsel to immortalize in melody, memory produced one with the most obliging readiness.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
He was, too, very learned, and rational enough on all points which did not relate to his treasure; but on that, indeed, he was intractable.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Mihailov again tried to say that that was how he understood Pilate, but his lips quivered intractably, and he could not pronounce the words.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context