What does obdurate mean?

Definitions for obdurateˈɒb dʊ rɪt, -dyʊ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word obdurate.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Obdurate

    ob′dū-rāt, adj. hardened in heart or in feelings: difficult to influence, esp. in a moral sense: stubborn: harsh.—n. Ob′dūracy, state of being obdurate: invincible hardness of heart.—adv. Ob′dūrately.—ns. Ob′dūrateness, Obdūrā′tion.—adj. Obdūred′, hardened. [L. obdurāre, -ātumob, against, durāre, to harden—durus, hard.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obdurate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obdurate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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Translations for obdurate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • عنيدArabic
  • opiniâtre, dur comme un roc, têtuFrench
  • onverzettelijk, hardleers, keihard, weerbarstig, koppigDutch
  • упрямый, закалённыйRussian

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