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intractable

adjective uk   /ɪnˈtræk.tə.bl̩/ formal us  
very difficult or impossible to control, manage, or solve: We are facing an intractable problem.Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand
intractably
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
an intractably violent relationshipComplicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand
intractability
noun [U] uk   /ɪnˌtræk.təˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
ComplexityDifficult to understand
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