Since all resistance is useless, I lay down my arms although after relapses into refractoriness.
He is willing to hope you to be all obedience, and would prevent all incitements to refractoriness.
The great Potter is not to be blamed because of the refractoriness of the clay.
This was all he had to offer to the Father in expiation of his contumely and refractoriness, his errors and his falls.
And he only gave way after Bartek's refractoriness also had been softened by unusual eloquence on Porankiewicz's part.
I considered them, therefore, as beings influenced by the most deplorable obduracy and refractoriness of spirit.
Five babies at different stages of refractoriness are sprawling about on this strip of floor; they make noises all the time.
This refractoriness varies in every species of animal in its relation to every form of germ.
Two stumbling-blocks were to be steered clear of:—the scruples of the Jewish converts, and the refractoriness of the Gentiles.
Pure clay base is also highly resistant to fire and therefore contributes to the refractoriness of the mass.
"stubborn, obstinate, perverse," 1610s (earlier refractorious, 1550s, refractary, c.1600), from Latin refractarius "obstinate, stubborn," from past participle stem of refringere (see refraction). Related: Refractorily; refractoriness.
refractory re·frac·to·ry (rĭ-frāk'tə-rē)
Resistant to treatment, as a disease.
Unresponsive to stimuli, as a muscle or nerve fiber.