Definitions for obdurateˈɒb dʊ rɪt, -dyʊ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•du•rateˈɒb dʊ rɪt, -dyʊ-(adj.)

  1. unmoved by persuasion or pity; unyielding.

  2. stubbornly resistant to moral influence; impenitent:

    an obdurate sinner.

Origin of obdurate:

1400–50; late ME obdurat < L obdūrāre to harden, be persistent =ob-ob-+dūrāre to harden, der. of durus hard


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cussed, obdurate, obstinate, unrepentant(adj)

    stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

  2. flinty, flint, granitic, obdurate, stony(adj)

    showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings

    "his flinty gaze"; "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart"


  1. obdurate(Adjective)

    Stubbornly persistent, generally in wrongdoing; refusing to reform or repent.

  2. obdurate(Adjective)

    Physically hardened, toughened.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obdurate(adj)

    hardened in feelings, esp. against moral or mollifying influences; unyielding; hard-hearted; stubbornly wicked

  2. Obdurate(adj)

    hard; harsh; rugged; rough; intractable

  3. Obdurate(verb)

    to harden


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