Synonyms for refractory

Synonyms for (noun) refractory

Synonyms: furnace lining, refractory

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

Similar words: liner, lining

Definition: a protective covering that protects an inside surface

Synonyms for (adjective) refractory

Synonyms: fractious, recalcitrant, refractory

Definition: stubbornly resistant to authority or control

Usage: a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness; a refractory child

Similar words: disobedient

Definition: not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

Usage: disobedient children


Synonyms: refractory

Definition: temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli

Usage: the refractory period of a muscle fiber

Similar words: unresponsive

Definition: not responding to some influence or stimulus


Synonyms: refractory, stubborn

Definition: not responding to treatment

Usage: a stubborn infection; a refractory case of acne; stubborn rust stains

Similar words: intractable

Definition: not tractable; difficult to manage or mold

Usage: an intractable disposition; intractable pain; the most intractable issue of our era; intractable metal