Synonyms for obstinate
ˈɒb stə nɪtob·sti·nate
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Stubbornly adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course, usually with implied unreasonableness; persistent.
Said of inanimate things not easily subdued or removed.
English Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes
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.
contumacious, decided, determined, dogged, firm, fixed, headstrong, heady, immovable, indomitable, inflexible, intractable, mulish, obdurate, opinionated, persistent, pertinacious, refractory, resolute, resolved, stubborn, unconquerable, unflinching, unyielding
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stubborn, obstinate, unregenerateadjective
tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
cussed, obdurate, obstinate, unrepentantadjective
stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
contrary, obstinate, perverse, waywardverb
resistant to guidance or discipline
"Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"
"he obstinates himself against all rational arguments"
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There is nothing more likely to drive a person mad than...an obstinate, constitutional preference of the true to the agreeable.
You can’t just keep tying the hands of people that are trying help out by just being obstinate about it, we’ve got to find our balance; we’ve gotta say, you know, ‘When does compassion kick in,’ more than ‘Not in my backyard.’ Because, baby, it is in your backyard. It’s on your riding trails. It’s on Fairview Park. We’ve got homeless everywhere.
There are smarter, more effective ways to deal with an obstinate teenager than using force, when I see what happened in South Carolina, I wonder what the teacher was thinking. Was he or she empowered to handle that on their own? Do they need more training? We should give any teacher the training they need. They are the ones who should control their classrooms.
I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool.
It's very frustrating because you're trying to convince somebody, because you're looking out for their welfare, and some people can be obstinate.
Translations for obstinate
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- obstinatCatalan, Valencian
- jästipäinen, jääräpäinen, sitkeäFinnish
- rag, rag-mhuinealachScottish Gaelic
- hajthatatlan, konok, önfejű, csökönyös, makacsHungarian
- keras kepalaIndonesian
- ostinato, pertinaceItalian
- duræ cervicisLatin
- makiki, mōtohe, whakatuturi, whātuturi, whakatōkeke, pakeMāori
- тврдоглав, упорен, своеглав, инаетливMacedonian
- obstinaat, hardnekkig, koppigDutch
- persistente, pertinaz, obstinadoPortuguese
- obstinat, persistent, încăpățânatRomanian
- упрямый, строптивыйRussian
- tvrdoglav, uporanSerbo-Croatian
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