stubborn, obstinate, unregenerate(adj)
tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
cussed, obdurate, obstinate, unrepentant(adj)
stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
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"
"he obstinates himself against all rational arguments"
Stubbornly adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course, usually with implied unreasonableness; persistent.
Said of inanimate things not easily subdued or removed.
Origin: From obstinatus, past participle of obstino, from + *, from .
pertinaciously adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course; persistent; not yielding to reason, arguments, or other means; stubborn; pertinacious; -- usually implying unreasonableness
not yielding; not easily subdued or removed; as, obstinate fever; obstinate obstructions
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ob′sti-nāt, adj. blindly or excessively firm: unyielding: stubborn: not easily subdued or remedied.—ns. Ob′stinacy, Ob′stinateness, the condition of being obstinate: excess of firmness: stubbornness: fixedness that yields with difficulty, as a disease.—adv. Ob′stinately. [L. obstināre, -ātum—ob, in the way of, stāre, to stand.]
The numerical value of obstinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of obstinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool.
There is nothing more likely to drive a person mad than...an obstinate, constitutional preference of the true to the agreeable.
Leading the Jewish people is not easy-we are a divided, obstinate, highly individualistic people who have cultivated faith, sharp-wittedness and polemics to a very high level.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Obstinate silence implies either a mean opinion of ourselves, or a contempt for our company; and it is the more provoking, as others do not know to which of these causes to attribute it?whether humility or pride.
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- obstinatCatalan, Valencian
- jästipäinen, jääräpäinen, sitkeäFinnish
- rag-mhuinealach, ragScottish Gaelic
- makacs, önfejű, csökönyös, konok, hajthatatlanHungarian
- pertinace, ostinatoItalian
- duræ cervicisLatin
- whakatuturi, whātuturi, whakatōkeke, pake, makiki, mōtoheMāori
- тврдоглав, упорен, инаетлив, своеглавMacedonian
- obstinaat, koppig, hardnekkigDutch
- obstinado, pertinaz, persistentePortuguese
- încăpățânat, persistent, obstinatRomanian
- упрямый, строптивыйRussian
- uporan, tvrdoglavSerbo-Croatian
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