Definitions for obstinateˈɒb stə nɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stubborn, obstinate, unregenerate(adj)

    tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

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

    stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

  3. contrary, obstinate, perverse, wayward(verb)

    resistant to guidance or discipline

    "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"

  4. obstinate(verb)

    persist stubbornly

    "he obstinates himself against all rational arguments"


  1. obstinate(Adjective)

    Stubbornly adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course, usually with implied unreasonableness; persistent.

  2. obstinate(Adjective)

    Said of inanimate things not easily subdued or removed.

  3. Origin: From obstinatus, past participle of obstino, from + *, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obstinate(adj)

    pertinaciously adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course; persistent; not yielding to reason, arguments, or other means; stubborn; pertinacious; -- usually implying unreasonableness

  2. Obstinate(adj)

    not yielding; not easily subdued or removed; as, obstinate fever; obstinate obstructions

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