Definition of intractable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

intractable

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ɪnˈtræktəbl//
 
(formal)
 
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(of a problem or a person) very difficult to deal with Unemployment was proving to be an intractable problem. opposite tractable
intractability
 
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NAmE//ɪnˌtræktəˈbɪlət̮i//
 
noun [uncountable]
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