What does the word intractable mean?

Usage examples for intractable

  1. The Khasis are excellent labourers, and cheerful and willing, but they at once resent bad treatment, and are then intractable and hard to manage. – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon
  2. The spring of 1854 soon came, and with it the intractable " barbarians." – The Constitutional Development of Japan 1863-1881 by Toyokichi Iyenaga