intractable (KOH-deks)

adjective: not easily handled, managed, or controlled

Etymology
From Latin tractare (to handle), frequentative of trahere (draw).
Earliest documented use: 1545

Usage (from Wordsmith)
“Leeds have traditionally employed the most dour, most intractable men outside of the Democratic Unionist Party as their managers. Now this. A man who can smile.”
Tom Humphries; Pain and Suffering Continues as Usual; Irish Times (Dublin); Nov 16, 1998.

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