Definition of intractable:
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.
disobedient (part of speech: adjective)
- out of control,
His eloquence, his patriarchal appearance, his supposed power of curing even the most intractable diseases, his use of modern catch- words, his talent for decorating the walls of his little temple with symbols such as crutches, bandages and other trophies of " divine healing," all combined to bring him before the public eye.- "Modern Saints and Seers", Jean Finot.
- "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.
- "Isaac T. Hopper", L. Maria Child.