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obdurate

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1 having or showing a lack of sympathy or tender feelings

  • the obdurate refusal of the crotchety old man to let the neighborhood kids retrieve their stray ball from his backyard
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2 sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion

  • an obdurate farmer who could never be convinced to try a different method of fertilization
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deaf to reason

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inflexible, obdurate, adamant mean unwilling to alter a predetermined course or purpose. inflexible implies rigid adherence or even slavish conformity to principle.
    • inflexible in their demands
obdurate stresses hardness of heart and insensitivity to appeals for mercy or the influence of divine grace.
    • obdurate in his refusal to grant clemency
adamant implies utter immovability in the face of all temptation or entreaty.
    • adamant that the work should continue


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