Synonyms of refractory


1. furnace lining, refractory, lining, liner

usage: lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace


1. refractory, stubborn, intractable (vs. tractable)

usage: not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"

2. refractory, unresponsive (vs. responsive)

usage: temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli; "the refractory period of a muscle fiber"

3. fractious, refractory, recalcitrant, disobedient (vs. obedient)

usage: stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"

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Definition and meaning of refractory (Dictionary)