intractability love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as intractableness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being intractable; intractableness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being intractable; intractableness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the trait of being hard to influence or control

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Examples

  • Leon Panetta was right on the money by naming the intractability of the Clintonistas as a “sense of entitlement”.

    Early Word: Convention Previews - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • So he put out a press release blaming the grocer for its "intractability" on the issue and "apologiz ing to the Ward 8 community for Giant's failure to provide timely support to the Community."

    DeMorning DeBonis: Nov. 24, 2010

  • However, given that the broad parameters of a permanent two-state settlement are clear, for the most part, it seems that something more basic is contributing to the continued intractability of the conflict.

    Peter T. Coleman, PhD: The Mathematics of Middle East Conflict and Peace

  • In the case of my employer, this intractability led directly poorer versions of products for our customers (where in some cases they actually preferred the older generation to the new one).

    Strategic Entrenchment

  • In another sign of the intractability of the situation, a planned Wednesday visit by Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby to push for an Arab plan to defuse the crisis was called off at the last minute at the request of the Syrian government, two Arab League officials said.

    Heavy gunfire in central Syria; several killed

  • Is it the intractability of teachers who teach the one year they know every year?

    Innovation

  • It is this unwillingness to listen, to think things over after hearing the other person's point of view that continues to contribute to our intractability in the political arena, to the astonishing rise in hate groups since the election of President Obama and to the general distrust of our justice and other systems.

    Andrea Lyon: Sometimes the Other Person Has a Point

  • In the case of my employer, this intractability led directly poorer versions of products for our customers (where in some cases they actually preferred the older generation to the new one).

    Strategic Entrenchment

  • However, given that the broad parameters of a permanent two-state settlement are clear, for the most part, it seems that something more basic is contributing to the continued intractability of the conflict.

    Peter T. Coleman, PhD: The Mathematics of Middle East Conflict and Peace

  • In the case of my employer, this intractability led directly poorer versions of products for our customers (where in some cases they actually preferred the older generation to the new one).

    17 posts from February 2009

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