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Definition of intractable:

  1. Not tractable; not easily governed, managed, or directed; indisposed to be taught, disciplined, or tamed; violent; stubborn; obstinate; refractory; as, an intractable child.

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resolute, unmalleable, lawless, refractory, dogged, indocile, recalcitrant, indomitable, decided, mulish, unmanageable, order, wild, fixed, unyielding, out of line, obstinate, opinionated, disorderly, obdurate, control, inflexible, unconquerable, balking, peace, pertinacious, balky, persistent, heady, determined, untoward, fractious, resist, resolved, contumacious, firm, uncontrollable, headstrong, immovable, unflinching, obstreperous, stubborn.

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