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refractory (adjective), more refractory, most refractory
1. Relating to someone who is difficult to control or to manage: Kate has a refractory little boy who often refuses to follow her instructions to do what she tells him.
2. A reference to being unresponsive or resistant to medical treatment: David has a refractory illness that his doctor finds exceptionally difficult to cure.
3. Etymology: from Latin refringere, refract, "to break up"; from re-, "back" + frangere, "to break".
Referring to being stubborn.
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Relating to being hard to manage.
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Pertaining to being unruly.
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