obstinate synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term obstinate:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. stubborn, obstinate, unregenerate(adj)

    tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

    Synonyms:
    unreformable, obstinate, wayward, cussed, obdurate, unrepentant, unregenerate, refractory, perverse, unregenerated, stubborn, contrary

    Antonyms:
    obedient, regenerate

  2. cussed, obdurate, obstinate, unrepentant(adj)

    stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

    Synonyms:
    unrepentant, wayward, obstinate, stony, flinty, unremorseful, granitic, obdurate, flint, impenitent, cussed, unregenerate, contrary, perverse, stubborn

    Antonyms:
    regenerate, obedient

  3. contrary, obstinate, perverse, wayward(verb)

    resistant to guidance or discipline

    Synonyms:
    depraved, obdurate, unrepentant, obstinate, wayward, perverted, reprobate, stubborn, cussed, unregenerate, contrary, perverse, adverse

    Antonyms:
    regenerate, obedient

  4. obstinate(verb)

    persist stubbornly

    Antonyms:
    obedient, regenerate

Wiktionary

  1. obstinate(adjective)

    Stubbornly adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course, usually with implied unreasonableness; persistent.

    Synonyms:
    inexorable, persistent, unrelenting

  2. obstinate(adjective)

    Said of inanimate things not easily subdued or removed.

    Synonyms:
    unrelenting, inexorable, persistent

  3. obstinate(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    pertinacious, persistent, stubborn, bloody-minded

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obstinate

    The headstrong person is not to be stopped in his own course of action, while the obstinate and stubborn is not to be driven to another's way. The headstrong act; the obstinate and stubborn may simply refuse to stir. The most amiable person may be obstinate on some one point; the stubborn person is for the most part habitually so; we speak of obstinate determination, stubborn resistance. Stubborn is the term most frequently applied to the lower animals and inanimate things. Refractory implies more activity of resistance; the stubborn horse balks; the refractory animal plunges, rears, and kicks; metals that resist ordinary processes of reduction are termed refractory. One is obdurate who adheres to his purpose in spite of appeals that would move any tender-hearted or right-minded person. Contumacious refers to a proud and insolent defiance of authority, as of the summons of a court. Pertinacious demand is contrasted with obstinate refusal. The unyielding conduct which we approve we call decided, firm, inflexible, resolute; that which we condemn we are apt to term headstrong, obstinate, stubborn. Compare PERVERSE.

    Synonyms:
    contumacious, decided, determined, dogged, firm, fixed, headstrong, heady, immovable, indomitable, inflexible, intractable, mulish, obdurate, opinionated, persistent, pertinacious, refractory, resolute, resolved, stubborn, unconquerable, unflinching, unyielding

    Antonyms:
    amenable, complaisant, compliant, docile, dutiful, gentle, irresolute, obedient, pliable, pliant, submissive, teachable, tractable, undecided, wavering, yielding

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obstinate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    stubborn, dogged, contumacious, unyielding, inflexible, perverse, mulish, opinionated, opinionative, wilful, heady, headstrong, refractory, unruly, cross-grained, intractable, cantankerous, obdurate, persistent, self-willed, PIG-HEADED

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

stubborn, headstrong, diehard, intransigent, obdurate, die-hard



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