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obstinate

ob·sti·nate

obstinate

 
 
pronunciation:
ab st niht
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: holding stubbornly to one's own ideas or purposes; unwilling to change.
Their elderly mother was obstinate about staying in her own home and refused to even consider moving.
 
synonyms:
obdurate, stubborn, willful
antonyms:
compliant, pliable, pliant
similar words:
balky, bullheaded, contrary, cross-grained, dour, froward, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, inflexible, intractable, mulish, perverse, pigheaded, refractory, unyielding
definition 2: difficult to overcome, control, or cure; persistent or refractory.
I've had this obstinate back pain for years.
synonyms:
persistent, refractory, stubborn
similar words:
dogged, dour, incorrigible, recalcitrant, uncontrollable, uncooperative, unmanageable
derivation: obstinately (adv.)
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