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definitions - obstinate

obstinate (adj.)

1.a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement)"the shutters clattered against the house" "the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones"

2.tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

3.resistant to guidance or discipline"Mary Mary quite contrary" "an obstinate child with a violent temper" "a perverse mood" "wayward behavior"

4.stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

5.habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

obstinate (v.)

1.persist stubbornly"he obstinates himself against all rational arguments"

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ObstinateOb"sti*nate (?), a. [L. obstinatus, p. p. of obstinare to set about a thing with firmness, to persist in; ob (see Ob-) + a word from the root of stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Destine.]
1. Pertinaciously adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course; persistent; not yielding to reason, arguments, or other means; stubborn; pertinacious; -- usually implying unreasonableness.

I have known great cures done by obstinate resolution of drinking no wine. Sir W. Temple.

No ass so meek, no ass so obstinate. Pope.

Of sense and outward things. Wordsworth.

2. Not yielding; not easily subdued or removed; as, obstinate fever; obstinate obstructions.

Syn. -- Stubborn; inflexible; immovable; firm; pertinacious; persistent; headstrong; opinionated; unyielding; refractory; contumacious. See Stubborn.

-- Ob"sti*nate*ly, adv. -- Ob"sti*nate*ness, n.

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