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furnace lining, refractory
n. lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace
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refractory
adj. temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli; "the refractory period of a muscle fiber"
recalcitrant, refractory, fractious
adj. stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"
recalcitrant, refractory
adj. not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"
stubborn, refractory
adj. not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"
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unmanageable, uncorrectable, uncontrollable
adj. incapable of being controlled or managed; "uncontrollable children"; "an uncorrectable habit"
recalcitrant
adj. marked by stubborn resistance to authority; "the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators"
ornery, crotchety, cantankerous
adj. having a difficult and contrary disposition; "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
ornery, crotchety, cantankerous
adj. having a difficult and contrary disposition; "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
ornery, crotchety, cantankerous
adj. having a difficult and contrary disposition; "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
difficult, unmanageable
adj. hard to control; "a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation"
indocile, unruly, ungovernable, uncontrollable
adj. of persons; "the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly"
restive
adj. impatient especially under restriction or delay; "the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive"
disobedient
adj. not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
wayward, perverse, obstinate, contrary
adj. resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"
self-willed, wilful, willful, headstrong, froward
adj. habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
recalcitrant, refractory, fractious
adj. stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"
recalcitrant, refractory, fractious
adj. stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"
cussed, unrepentant, obstinate, obdurate
adj. stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
cussed, unrepentant, obstinate, obdurate
adj. stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
cussed, unrepentant, obstinate, obdurate
adj. stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
unregenerate, obstinate, stubborn
adj. tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
cross-grained, contrarious
adj. difficult to deal with
cross-grained, contrarious
adj. difficult to deal with
cross-grained, contrarious
adj. difficult to deal with
bullet-headed, pigheaded, bullheaded
adj. obstinate and stupid
unyielding, tenacious, pertinacious, persistent, dour, dogged
adj. stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"
mulish, hardheaded
adj. unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
obstreperous
adj. boisterously and noisily aggressive; "kept up an obstreperous clamor"
rebellious
adj. resisting control or authority; "temperamentally rebellious"; "a rebellious crew"
mutinous
adj. disposed to or in a state of mutiny; "the men became mutinous and insubordinate"
intractable
adj. not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
recalcitrant, refractory
adj. not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"
stubborn, refractory
adj. not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"
reluctant, loth, loath
adj. unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom; "a reluctant smile"; "loath to admit a mistake"
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unhelpful
adj. providing no assistance
wayward, perverse, obstinate, contrary
adj. resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"
self-willed, wilful, willful, headstrong, froward
adj. habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
recusant
adj. refusing to submit to authority; "the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate"- Mary W.Williams
recalcitrant, refractory
adj. not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"
stubborn, refractory
adj. not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"
unmanageable, uncontrollable
adj. difficult to solve or alleviate; "uncontrollable pain"
unmanageable, uncontrollable
adj. difficult to solve or alleviate; "uncontrollable pain"
unmalleable
adj. difficult or impossible to shape or work
unmalleable
adj. difficult or impossible to shape or work
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malleable, ductile
adj. easily influenced
refractory
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