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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
adversary, adversative, adverse, alien, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, at odds, averse, beyond control, breachy, bullheaded, china, clashing, clay, competitive, complaining, con, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, contumacious, counter, cross, cursory, defiant, deviant, differing, disaccordant, disagreeing, disinclined, disobedient, disputatious, disputing, dissentient, dissenting, dissident, enamel, enemy, forced, fractious, headstrong, hostile, impatient of control, incorrigible, indisposed, indocile, indomitable, inimical, insuppressible, intractable, involuntary, irrepressible, mulish, mutinous, negative, nonconformable, nonconforming, noncooperative, nonobservant, objecting, obstinate, obstreperous, obstructive, on the barricades, opponent, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, ornery, out of hand, overthwart, perfunctory, perverse, porcelain, proof against, protesting, rebellious, recalcitrant, recusant, reluctant, renitent, repellent, repugnant, resistant, resisting, resistive, restive, retardant, retardative, rival, self-willed, shrewish, stiff-necked, stubborn, sulky, sullen, unadaptable, unadjustable, unbiddable, uncompliant, unconforming, unconsenting, uncontrollable, uncooperative, unfavorable, unfriendly, ungovernable, unmalleable, unmanageable, unmoldable, unpropitious, unruly, unsubmissive, unwilling, unyielding, up in arms, wild, withstanding
Dictionary Results for refractory:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
refractory
    adj 1: not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a
           refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains" [syn:
           refractory, stubborn]
    2: temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous
       or sexual stimuli; "the refractory period of a muscle fiber"
    3: stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious
       animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory
       child" [syn: fractious, refractory, recalcitrant]
    n 1: lining consisting of material with a high melting point;
         used to line the inside walls of a furnace [syn: furnace
         lining, refractory]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Refractory \Re*frac"to*ry\, n.
   1. A refractory person. --Bp. Hall.
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   2. Refractoriness. [Obs.] --Jer. TAylor.
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   3. OPottery) A piece of ware covered with a vaporable flux
      and placed in a kiln, to communicate a glaze to the other
      articles. --Knight.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Refractory \Re*frac"to*ry\ (-r?), a. [L. refractorius, fr.
   refringere: cf. F. refractaire. See Refract.]
   1. Obstinate in disobedience; contumacious; stubborn;
      unmanageable; as, a refractory child; a refractory beast.
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            Raging appetites that are
            Most disobedient and refractory.      --Shak.
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   2. Resisting ordinary treatment; difficult of fusion,
      reduction, or the like; -- said especially of metals and
      the like, which do not readily yield to heat, or to the
      hammer; as, a refractory ore.
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   Syn: Perverse; contumacious; unruly; stubborn; obstinate;
        unyielding; ungovernable; unmanageable.
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