What does obstinate mean?

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ˈɒb stə nɪtob·sti·nate

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Obstinate

    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, -ātumob, in the way of, stāre, to stand.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. obstinate

    In a military sense, means determined; fixed in resolution; as, an obstinate resistance.

Editors Contribution

  1. obstinate

    Always blaming never accepting responsibility.

    Submitted by anonymous on September 22, 2019  

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How to say obstinate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obstinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obstinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of obstinate in a Sentence

  1. Proverb:

    Fools and obstinate men make lawyers rich.

  2. Katharine Whitehorn:

    I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool.

  3. William Hazlitt:

    There is nothing more likely to drive a person mad than...an obstinate, constitutional preference of the true to the agreeable.

  4. Shimon Peres:

    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.

  5. Akhenaton:

    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.

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