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English definition of “intractable”

intractable

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