Intractability In*tract`a*bil"i*ty, n. The quality of being intractable; intractableness. --Bp. Hurd. [1913 Webster]

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  • intractability — 1570s, from INTRACTABLE (Cf. intractable) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • intractability — intractable ► ADJECTIVE 1) hard to solve or deal with. 2) stubborn. DERIVATIVES intractability noun intractably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • intractability — noun see intractable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • intractability — noun The state of being intractable; intractableness …   Wiktionary

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  • intractability — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. mulishness, tenacity, obstinacy; see determination , stubbornness . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or condition of being unruly: dis orderliness, fractiousness, indocility, intracta bleness, obstinacy,… …   English dictionary for students

  • intractability — in·trac·ta·bil·i·ty || ɪn‚træktÉ™ bɪlÉ™tɪ n. stubbornness, inflexibility, obstinacy; rebellion …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • intractability — n 1. intractableness, indocility, unsubmissiveness, insubmission, incompliance, incompli ancy, uncooperativeness, nonconformity; stubbornness, obstinateness, obstinacy, pervicaciousness, pig head edness, mulishness, obdurateness, hard headedness …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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