Translation of intractable in Spanish:

intractable

obstinado, adj.

Pronunciation /ɪnˈtraktəb(ə)l//ˌɪnˈtræktəb(ə)l/

adjective

formal

  • 1

    (temperament) obstinado
    (child) incorregible
    she's completely intractable on that point en ese punto es completamente intransigente
    • She was brave, but she was also intractable, when she set her mind on something.
    • When Dana reached her side, he realized that she was intractable.
    • And he is similarly intractable on the matter of promotional activities, which he has strictly limited to three a week.
    • I suggested that it'd not stay healthy for long if it had no work to do but he was intractable.
    • They are intractable in their thinking, they are unreasoning and unreasonable and it's just a waste of breath to talk to them.
    • The recollection is of a religious zealot, a somewhat dull and intractable man in stark contrast to his master, the virile and volatile Henry VIII.
    • That is perhaps one reason why its peoples are so intractable and difficult.
    • The idea is to bring them on side, to drive a wedge between them and people they perceive as intractable opponents.
  • 2

    (problem/dilemma) inextricable formal
    (problem/dilemma) insoluble
    • For severe intractable cancer pain, more potent long-acting opioids are recommended.
    • In that case the patient had been diagnosed with terminal cancer or intractable pain connected up with the terminal cancer.
    • In part this flows from the recognition that many of the most intractable social problems are not simply economic or even political.
    • At the heart of the present political conflict is an intractable contradiction.
    • This problem has grown increasingly intractable because of changing social expectations about parenthood.
    • Spinal cord stimulators also are used in the treatment of intractable pain.
    • If all these measures fail and pain remains intractable, then below knee amputation may be needed.
    • People with diabetes may develop a particularly intractable form of disordered eating that is not readily amenable to treatment.
    • Under those circumstances, it's hard not to simply decide that the problem is intractable and give up.
    • War is further seen as a means of diverting the attention of working people from the intractable social and economic crisis at home.
    • Germany, with its intractable economic problems, is seriously considering it.
    • Poverty remains intractable despite economic growth in many countries.
    • In the end he was beaten by Pandora, in whose box was not only the party demon but also the even more intractable economic and nationality devils.
    • After years in the doldrums, the economy is picking up, and the seemingly intractable budget deficits have been avoided for the past two years.
    • Given the intractable nature of controlling leaks, we need to try remedies that have not been tried before.
    • The patient was admitted to the hospital with intractable abdominal pain.
    • Nothing is more frightening - no economic problem more intractable - than a deflationary spiral.
    • Injections that block nerve transmission in the plexus may be helpful in the treatment of intractable abdominal pain, such as in cancer of the pancreas.
    • Economic progress has been accompanied by wide income disparities and intractable social problems.
    • Now it represents one of the world's most intractable economies.
  • 3

    Medicine
    de difícil cura