Intractable and Obdurate


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Intractable adjective – Given to resisting authority or another's control.
Usage example: an intractable child who deliberately does the opposite of whatever he is told

Obdurate is a synonym for intractable in stubborn topic. In some cases you can use "Obdurate" instead an adjective "Intractable", when it comes to topics like difficult.
Nearby Words: intractability, intractably
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Obdurate adjective – Sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion.
Usage example: an obdurate farmer who could never be convinced to try a different method of fertilization

Intractable is a synonym for obdurate in obstinate topic. You can use "Intractable" instead an adjective "Obdurate", if it concerns topics such as stubborn.
Nearby Words: obduracy, obdurately
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