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intractably

Definition:

in an intractable manner

Class:

adverb (modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb)

Derived from:

intractable

Comparative:

more intractably

Superlative:

most intractably

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Computational complexity theory

a branch of the theory of computation in theoretical computer science and mathematics that focuses on classifying computational problems according to their inherent difficulty, and relating those classes to each other. A computational problem is ... (35 of 6230 words, 7 images)

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Merriam-Webster:

intractable | balky [synonym, sense-specific] | contrary [synonym, sense-specific] | contumacious [synonym, sense-specific] | defiant [synonym, sense-specific] | froward [synonym, sense-specific] | incompliant [synonym, sense-specific] | insubordinate [synonym, sense-specific] | disobedient [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

not easily governed, managed, or directed | not easily manipulated or wrought | not easily relieved or cured (16 of 314 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/intractable

Collins Dictionary:

intractably | intractable | unmanageably [synonym, sense-specific] | intractability [derived] | intractableness [noun, derived]

so as to be insoluble; unmanageably | difficult to influence or direct | (of a problem, illness, etc) difficult to solve, alleviate, or cure | ... (22 of 233 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/intractably

Oxford Dictionary:

intractable | intractability [derived] | intractableness [derived] | intractably [derived]

hard to control or deal with | [persons] difficult or stubborn. (10 of 60 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/intractable

Macmillan British Dictionary:

intractable | intractably [adverb, related] | intractability [noun, uncountable, related]

[formal] very difficult or impossible to deal with | refusing to be persuaded, or refusing to deal in a friendly way with someone (22 of 54 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/intractable

Cambridge Dictionary:

intractable [formal] | intractably [adverb, derived] | intractability [noun, derived]

very difficult and seeming to be impossible to control, manage or solve (12 of 36 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/intractable

American Heritage Dictionary:

intractable | intractability [noun, related] | intractableness [noun, related] | intractably [adverb, related]

Difficult to manage or govern; stubborn. | Difficult to mold or manipulate | Difficult to alleviate, remedy, or cure (17 of 32 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/intractable

New World Dictionary:

intractable | intractability [related] | intractably [adverb, related]

not tractable; specifically, | hard to manage; unruly or stubborn | hard to work, manipulate, cure, treat, etc. (16 of 28 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/intractable

Wiktionary:

intractably | uncontrollably [synonym] | unmanageably [synonym]

In an intractable manner; uncontrollably; unmanageably. (6 of 7 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/intractably

Random House Dictionary:

intractable

not easily controlled or directed; not docile or manageable; stubborn; obstinate. | [things] hard to shape or work with. | hard to treat, relieve, or ... (23 of 49 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/intractable

Encarta Dictionary:

intractable | intractability [noun, derived] | intractably [adverb, derived]

difficult to deal with or solve | difficult to shape or manipulate | stubbornly refusing to be controlled or submit to discipline (20 of 72 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622087​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Cambridge Dictionary:

intractable [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "intractably"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "intractably"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/intractable

the Free Dictionary:

intractably

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "intractably"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "intractably"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/intractably

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

intractably

Audio: North American pronunciation of "intractably"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=intrac​13 word=intractably

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