We cannot step back and believe that a less confrontational posture will lead to peace with intractable adversaries.
Instead they are protracted, intractable conflicts worsened by our intervention.
ACA set out to minimize the impact of this unfair but intractable fact—remember "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness"?
Old, intractable differences persist over Taiwan and North Korea.
The problems facing the country, both at home and abroad, are too intractable for quick or easy solutions.
The Spanish agents speedily found that in the matter of Carranza he was incorruptible and intractable.
I attempted to laugh off his predictions, but he was intractable.
No doubt the royal willingness to see restless and intractable subjects leave England had something to do with this liberality.
intractable as he ever was; he won't die, and he won't resign.
Yet their efforts are rewarded by only meagre and stunted growths; so intractable is the material upon which they are expended.
intractable in·trac·ta·ble (ĭn-trāk'tə-bəl)
Difficult to manage or govern; stubborn.
Difficult to alleviate, remedy, or cure.