Synonyms and Antonyms of obdurate
- the obdurate refusal of the crotchety old man to let the neighborhood kids retrieve their stray ball from his backyard
callous, case-hardened, cold-blooded, compassionless, desensitized, hard, hard-boiled, hard-hearted, heartless, indurate, inhuman, inhumane, insensate, insensitive, ironhearted, merciless, pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, soulless, stony (also stoney), take-no-prisoners, thick-skinned, uncharitable, unfeeling, unmerciful, unsparing, unsympathetic
- The doctor was obdurate—the patient could have no visitors.
adamant, bullheaded, dogged, hard, hard-nosed, hardened, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inconvincible, inflexible, intransigent, mulish, obstinate, opinionated, ossified, pat, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, self-opinionated, self-willed, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful (or wilful)
deaf to reason
Synonym Discussion of obdurate
- inflexible in their demands
- obdurate in his refusal to grant clemency
- adamant that the work should continue
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