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Synonyms for refractory

Synonyms for refractory

Synonyms for refractory

lining consisting of material with a high melting point

not responding to treatment

temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli

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stubbornly resistant to authority or control

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If opposition to the national government should arise from the disorderly conduct of refractory or seditious individuals, it could be overcome by the same means which are daily employed against the same evil under the State governments.
Master Bardell, thus adjured, placed the refractory flat candle on the bottom stair, and vanished into the front parlour with his message.
But before I come to the particulars of this part, I must supply a defect in my former relation; and this was, I forgot to set down among the rest, that just as we were weighing the anchor to set sail, there happened a little quarrel on board of our ship, which I was once afraid would have turned to a second mutiny; nor was it appeased till the captain, rousing up his courage, and taking us all to his assistance, parted them by force, and making two of the most refractory fellows prisoners, he laid them in irons: and as they had been active in the former disorders, and let fall some ugly, dangerous words the second time, he threatened to carry them in irons to England, and have them hanged there for mutiny and running away with the ship.
Fangs!'' he ejaculated at the top of his voice to a ragged wolfish-looking dog, a sort of lurcher, half mastiff, half greyhound, which ran limping about as if with the purpose of seconding his master in collecting the refractory grunters; but which, in fact, from misapprehension of the swine-herd's signals, ignorance of his own duty, or malice prepense, only drove them hither and thither, and increased the evil which he seemed to design to remedy.
He guessed, likewise, by induction, that Porthos was taking his revenge for the defeat of Chantilly, when the procurator's wife had proved so refractory with respect to her purse.
A violent altercation ensued, in the course of which Thorn threatened to put the partners in irons should they prove refractory; upon which M'Dougal seized a pistol and swore to be the death of the captain should he ever offer such an indignity.
Swearing and grumbling, he had recourse to the syndic of his brotherhood at Antibes, who administer justice among themselves and protect each other; but the gentleman had exhibited a certain paper, at sight of which the syndic, bowing to the very ground, enjoined obedience from the fisherman, and abused him for having been refractory. They then departed with the freight.
She spoke to him imperiously, as a master might speak to a refractory hound.
"One estimates it thirty miles, because the internal heat, increasing at the rate of about one degree to each sixty to seventy feet depth, would be sufficient to fuse the most refractory substances at that distance beneath the surface.
The camp, in the throes of packing refractory, half broken sumpter animals, and saddling their own wild mounts, did not notice his departure.
Bartells brings decades of refractory material and installation expertise to our network of exclusive partners," said James Eckert, president of Plibrico.
consistently provides cupola melting iron foundries with the most advanced refractory technology in the industry.
Demand for refractory products in the United States is projected to increase 2.5 percent per year through 2003 to $2.8 billion, a deceleration from the mid/latter 1990s pace.
This sBLA also includes new data supporting the treatment of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
[USPRwire, Mon Sep 02 2013] Global Markets Direct's, 'Refractory Multiple Myeloma - Pipeline Review, H2 2013', provides an overview of the indication's therapeutic pipeline.