Definition of obstinate
- obstinate resistance to change
- obstinate fever
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his obstinate refusal to obey
My parents remain as obstinate as ever.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
adamant, bullheaded, dogged, hard, hardened, hardheaded, hard-nosed, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inconvincible, inflexible, intransigent, mulish, obdurate, opinionated, ossified, pat, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, self-opinionated, self-willed, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful (or wilful);
deaf to reason;
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an inn where caravans rest at night
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